UPDATE: Just weeks after getting a spot on the heart transplant list, Todd Methvin has died. He passed away on Valentine's Day 2013. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Broussard's Mortuary in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, at Cathedral in the Pines Christian Center in Beaumont. Methvin was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont with full military honors. Check back at www.theexaminer.com  more information on the benefit as they become available. For Methvin's obituary, click on the link below:
Jimmy Kaiser, David Lee Kaiser, Bryce Shaver, Spencer Marks, Kenny Wilmore Inman and Jamie Talbert and will headline an afternoon of music, food and auctions Sunday, March 3, from 1-6 p.m. as the community rallies to support Todd Methvin. Originally scheduled to be held at Courville’s, due to overwhelming response it has been moved to the larger Knights of Columbus hall down the block at 9505 College St.
Methvin is a Fannett resident currently in the CCICU at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston awaiting a heart transplant after being placed on the approved list in late January. He has been dealing with his heart condition for some time and had a pacemaker implanted, but it’s not doing the job. His considerable medical expenses are mounting, and his health insurance has run out.
Methvin and his wife, Angela, have three children. They operate Code Blue Police Supply in Beaumont and have many friends in law enforcement. A 1989 graduate of West Brook High School, Todd is known as a genuine and caring person always willing to help others, and people are responding now that he needs help.
In addition to the popular musicians performing at the March 3 benefit, there will be a raffle with a $10 ticket giving you a chance at one of five prizes: an iPad2, Xbox 360, a session at the Christus Spa, a rifle, and valuable coins. Other items will be offered at both a live auction and a silent auction, with more raffles and a bake sale to be held the day of the event.
If the food is from Courville’s, you know it will be good. For $10 you can feast on a bowl of gumbo, potato salad and a non-alcoholic drink that can also be packaged to go.
Those unable to attend can send donations to the Todd Methvin Medical Fund at Texas First Bank in Fannett, 16831 Texas 124, Beaumont, TX 77705.