Official “Blakey's Mom” merchandise is available at Heart Mercantile and Hedges and Wolf, where 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Blake Norman and family. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Brian Johnson
Photo: Brian Johnson

The Oregon District is rallying to help one of its most beloved moms, and you can help tonight

In hard times, Oregon District businesses have proven their love for each other.

Today, the OD is coming together to help out Blake Norman, an employee at both Toxic Brew Co. and Hole in the Wall, and a well-known personality in the neighborhood. Norman’s mother recently underwent a life-changing brain surgery. His mother is now in recovery, however, the costs of treatment and post-procedure care is weighing heavily on the family. 

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"Blake is nothing less than amazing," says friend and organizer Sabrina Cox. "Anytime anyone needs anything, whether it’s help moving or help raising money for a cause, Blake is always there with a smile on his face."

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The OD’s response to Norman’s family’s time of need is an event called “Blakey’s Mom Has Got it Going On” to raise money for Blake’s mom and her care. Here is how to join in and help: 

-Stop by Toxic Brew Co. after 5 p.m., and a portion of all sales of Toxic beer will be donated. 431 E. 5th St., Dayton

-Hole in the Wall, a portion of their overall sales for the night and a special pay-to-play song request with DJ Nick Testa will also be donated. 423 E. 5th St., Dayton

-Blind Bob's, a portion of sales from 5- 9 p.m. 430 E. 5th St., Dayton

-Ned Peppers, a portion of all sales for the day. 419 E. 5th St., Dayton

-Lily's Bistro, a portion of sales from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. and $2 from a special tequila cocktail special. 329 E. 5th St., Dayton

-Official Blakey's Mom merchandise is available at Heart Mercantile and Hedges and Wolf, where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Blake Norman and family. 438 E. 5th St., Dayton