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‘Rockin’ for Julie’ is Saturday

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 2:26 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 2:36 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — Family and friends of the late Julie Borsch of Princeton have planned a “Rockin’ For Julie” fundraiser to help pay for the woman’s final expenses.

The fundraiser is set for Saturday, from 3 p.m. to midnight at the Princeton Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave. in Princeton. A memorial service will be held for Borsch from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Princeton Moose Lodge, with the benefit to follow.

Dan Carlson, one of the organizers for Saturday’s event, said the benefit had been planned before Borsch’s Oct. 11 death, and the organizers decided to go forward with the benefit, setting the memorial service prior to the benefit.

Saturday’s benefit will include kids’ activities from 3 to 5 p.m.; a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Live music will be provided by Slow Children Playing, the Craigs, Jeremy and Near Kiss. Admission is free, but a donation will be requested for the dinner.

Remembering Borsch, Carlson said he and Borsch had been friends since they were classmates at Princeton High School. Borsch loved her music and she, Carlson and their friends enjoyed listening to bands in the LaSalle/Peru area.

On Aug. 26, Borsch suffered a major heart attack; It was later discovered she had a stroke as well, Carlson said. She died Oct. 11 at the age of 45 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Burial will be private and at a later date on Huzzy Lake in Lawton, Mich. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.

For more information on Saturday’s benefit or to make a donation, contact Carlson at 815-303-4066. More information is also available at www.facebook.com/rockinforjulie.

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