Guitar signed by country singer for sale to raise funds for Cambodia trip

A Rimbey father is hoping to teach his sons the value of helping others and, in the process, help raise funds for a mission trip

Sgt. Mark Groves is auctioning off a Fender acoustic guitar signed by his good friend

Sgt. Mark Groves is auctioning off a Fender acoustic guitar signed by his good friend

A Rimbey father is hoping to teach his sons the value of helping others and, in the process, help raise funds for a mission trip to Cambodia sponsored by the Rimbey New Life Fellowship Church.

Sgt. Mark Groves is auctioning off a Fender acoustic guitar signed by his good friend, country music singer George Canyon, as well as a number of Canyon’s CDs and a framed picture of singer. The money raised from the sale is to go towards the Cambodia trip.

Groves said his sons, eight-year-old Garrett and nine-year-old McCoy, pooled their money to help him purchase the guitar.

“We were discussing ways in which we could help the church and we came up with this idea. George said he would sign the guitar and throw in several signed CDs, a sweater, hat and signed framed photo.”

The guitar, CDs and other items are on display at Game On and anyone interested in putting in a bid may do so at the store. Bidding will close Feb. 1.

“We just want to help with the mission and I want the boys to understand the value of helping people who can’t help themselves,” he said.

Members of the Rimbey New Life Fellowship Church will travel to Cambodia as part of a Samaritan’s Purse water project in February to install BioSand Water Filter in homes in that country. While in Cambodia, they will also help families understand the importance of using safe, clean water.