A fundraiser for the Felipe Fernandez Galicia family of Newport is being held at Izzy’s Pizza in Newport next Monday. Felipe was accidentally shot and killed by another hunter while elk hunting in western Polk County. Felipe was flushing out a bull elk when his hunting partner mistook movement in the bushes for the elk. Felipe was pronounced dead at the scene.
The fundraiser is to help the family through the loss of their father and husband. Felipe is survived by his wife and two sons, age 13 and 5. He worked for the Elkhorn Timber Company.
The fundraiser is all day Monday from 11am to 9pm at Izzy’s Pizza on Highway 101 next to the lighthouse turnoff on NW 52nd. All proceeds will benefit the Galicia family.