The Columbus FFA is sponsoring a Lunch for Lynley event Sunday to help member with medical expenses following a serious car accident.

Lynley Arnholt, 16, of Columbus, one of the Columbus FFA officers, was transported by LifeLine helicopter from the crash scene at Gladstone Avenue and 15th Street at 3:46 p.m. Sept. 22, Columbus police said.

The accident happened when her vehicle rear-ended a Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. bus as the vehicles were traveling north on Gladstone Avenue and the bus was preparing to stop at 15th Street, police said.

The lunch will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds pavilion, where a lunch of sandwiches, french fries, coleslaw and desserts will be offered for a free-will donation. For people who wish to make a donation but can’t make the luncheon, an account has been set up as the Lynley Arnholt Fund at MainSource Bank.

In an announcement about the fundraiser, FFA members said Arnholt will be receiving medical care for quite some time. FFA members are seeking donations to help pay for medical expenses, gasoline for family trips to Indianapolis to visit, meal costs while in Indianapolis and hospital parking expenses.

Arnholt is listed in stable condition at an Indianapolis hospital.

If you go

What: Lunch for Lynley

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds pavilion

How much: Free-will offering

Proceeds: Will help pay medical expenses, gasoline expenses, meals and hospital parking fees for the family of Lynley Arnholt, a Columbus FFA officer who is hospitalized in Indianapolis after a Sept. 22 car accident in Columbus.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.