Only three more days before the benefit for Hal Nelson is held. At this time, Hal is expected to arrive in Rutland Friday afternoon. He has been gone since last October when his home exploded and he spent several months in the Hennepin County Burn Unit in Minneapolis. Watch for the news coverage this weekend. On Saturday, August 29, there will be a free-will pork dinner, a silent and live auction and a raffle. We expect a crowd of over 500 so Rutland will be a busy place. The Hall doors open at 4 p.m. and the silent auction will be held from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. More than 100 items have already been donated and more is anticipated. Items include golf outings at The Springs, Mary Kay baskets, fishing items, framed photos and prints (including limited edition USPS collections – Giants, Baseball, Mickey Mouse) and more. Some of the items for the live auction (starting at 7 p.m.) include We Fest 2010 passes (2), handmade quilts, Terry Redlin collectibles, guns, fishing gear ($150 cooler full), farm chemical application, Bret Favre (Green Bay) USPS framed print/stamps. There is also a raffle for a television and grill and other prizes. Don’t miss the fun and excitement to benefit Hal Nelson. The event is sponsored by the Rutland Park Board and Rutland residents.