Angie Halverson is organizing a yard sale/fund-raiser for local resident Kristie (Cody) Pierce and family to be held on Saturday, March 24 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Halverson's home located at 109 1st Ave. SE in the garage behind her house.

Halverson explained, "A bunch of Kristie's friends are cleaning their closets, garages and basements; getting all their good junk together to raise some funds for Kristie and her kids."

Pierce has been battling lung and hip cancer since the fall of 2010, "and she has five beautiful kids that need our support in a big way."

"We have some wonderful kids items, dress-up clothes, baby items, antiques, primitives, benches, clothing of all sizes, brand-new items and also some fun things to participate in as well," Halverson added.

"Ellie (Halverson) and her friends will be selling lemonade and treats and doing some fun things for kids."

To donate call (507) 498-3967 (the group will take about anything to sell or silent auction) or your can drop your stuff off at Halverson's house.

Organizers can also pick up items if you call ahead. For those who prefer not to donate an item for sale, then please come and shop! People can also make financial donations directly to the family by contacting Halverson.

To keep up on Pierce's status, a Facebook page has been established, www.facebook.com/pages/Pierce-Family-Support/305817002806851.