Benefit Sunday for Winters
by Celia Shortt
Coweta mom and local business owner, Diana Psomas-Fonseca, is holding a fundraiser for Megan Winters and her family this Sunday, Feb. 9.
The fundraiser, “Pasta for Megan,” will be from noon to 3 p.m. at Frank’s Family Restaurant in Palmetto.
“We are very active in our community and little Megan is the same age as my daughter,” said Psomas-Fonseca. “As a parent, a mother, and a business owner, we felt that providing an extra hand could always help.”
On Dec. 30, Winters fell nearly 50 feet down an old well while playing with her cousin at their grandparents’ property in Whitesburg. She spent an hour at the bottom of the well until she was rescued by Carroll County Fire and Rescue. From there, she was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. After having several surgeries to repair the broken bones in her leg, hip, and face, she was moved to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite for rehabilitation. On Jan. 23, Winters was able to go home.
In the time since the accident Winters’ school, Brooks Elementary in north Coweta, and many people throughout the county and surrounding areas have reached out to help her family with the expenses and anything else needed after this accident, including raising money for a wheelchair ramp.
Psomas-Fonseca is the general manager of Frank’s Family Restaurant and the daughter of Frank Psomas, the “Frank” in FFR. Her daughter is in school at Brooks with Megan, and she wanted to do something to help the family.
“As a business owner/operator, we are very family oriented and our hopes are to raise money to help the family with all the medical expenses and other necessities needed for Megan’s speedy recovery,” she said.
“Pasta for Megan” will have a carnival theme and include booths with kids’ activities. According to the family’s Facebook page, the 13 booths will include face painting, bean bag toss, ring toss, a coloring booth, a photo booth, food, and other fun activities. There will also be a bouncy house, a DJ, and karaoke.
Parents can purchase bracelets for their children for $15. The bracelets allows access to all the booths, including the pasta booth. Individual booths are two dollars each.