by Ashley Olds
Donovan-Hess Benefit Committee
The guests of honor, Matthew Donovan and Michelle Hess, along with the benefit committee, would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to their fundraiser.
On Nov. 9, the community joined together to help a local family overcome the hardships of a devastating fire that claimed the lives of their two beloved dogs. In seven hours they were able to raise an outstanding $20,000.
The kindness in others is amazing. Thank You: Dave, Karl and Morgan from Mrs. Thank You for cooking and delivering all evening; to Larry Stacey from Compositeur (Printing) for printing our tickets; to our entertainment - Marissa Anderson (DJ Sookie), Dave Stayner, Tony Tripi and the crew (and) of course Billy Buffalo for rocking the house; Bob Koryl for your legal expertise; Terry Duffy for helping promote and snap pictures for the paper; to the 3F Club for opening your doors to hold our function, as well as the gratuitous bartenders Patty and Jennifer.
To each of our volunteers, things wouldn't have run smooth without each of your help.
Special thanks to every person, company and organization who donated and attended our function. It could not have been possible without you. It certainly shows the compassion in humanity, and will always be appreciated from our hearts to yours. Thank you!