Saxon Jenson is a very active 8-year-old. He is in the third grade at Ballard East and he is excited about an upcoming event where he will be the guest of honor.


Saxon, son of Matthew and Joellen Jenson, of Huxley, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, a life-threatening genetic lung and digestive disease that causes heavy mucus in his lungs, pancreas and other organs.


Funding for research for cystic fibrosis is done by family and friends of Saxon.


Saxon’s cystic fibrosis team, “Saxon’s Silly Walkers,” are throwing a Halloween-themed Spooky Kooky Supper, to raise funds for research into a cure for cystic fibrosis.


“The Silly Supper came about a couple years ago and with Halloween being Saxon’s favorite holiday, we choose to do a silly supper to tie in with Halloween and our team name,” explains Saxon’s mom Joellen.


This year’s Silly Supper, or the Spooky Kooky Supper, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in The Dome at North Grand Christian Church, located at 919 30th St., in Ames.


Dinner will consist of a Halloween-themed baked potato bar. Along with dinner and the help of family and friends, a silent auction will take place — with items donated by Kreg Tool, the Iowa Wild, Blank Park Zoo, Old Chicago, Applebee’s, The Café, Olde Main, Jethro’s, Cinemark 12 and Center Grove Orchard.


“There will also be multiple restaurant gift cards, dinner and movie basket, a handmade quilt and homemade bread,” said Joellen.


Saxon’s mom reports that Saxon is doing really well handling his cystic fibrosis right now.


“Saxon has been without a hospital stay for six months and is keeping his weight up really well,” she said. “Saxon has a rare mutation of cystic fibrosis, so the new medications are not effective. We want to thank everyone who helps, and North Grand Christian Church for partnering with us to allow us to use the Dome for our event.”


A suggested donation amount for the potato bar is $7. Come join the fun, win prizes and help raise funding for research for a cure for cystic fibrosis.