Eric Schlange, webmaster over at BanjoHangout.org, contacted us with information about the benefit raffle they have set up to help raise funds for Arthur Hatfield.
As we have posted previously, Arthur is a banjo builder and friend to the banjo community who was seriously injured in a recent shop fire. This fund raiser will contribute to both his substantial medical expenses, and living expenses for he and his wife, Beverly, until Arthur is able to return to work.
The raffle is for a pre war TB-1 conversion banjo, which Arthur modified by installing a Huber flathead ring and a one piece flange. He also built a five string neck and assembled the banjo, which was donated for this raffle by its current owner, Dave Allen.
Chances are $10 each, and the drawing will occur on December 11, 2007. You can get the details on the raffle on BanjoHangout.org, where you can also purchase tickets online.