Kathy’s benefit was a success

To the editor:

The fundraiser for Kathy Spagnotti was a huge success due to the support from the community. A special thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event. Thank you to those who donated their time and talents either helping in the kitchen preparing and serving the food, washing the dishes, helping with the set up and clean up, those who helped with the raffle and bake sale, whatever you may have done to make this event run so smoothly. Thank you to those who made monetary donations. We extend our gratitude to everyone at Sacred Heart Church for hosting the event, for helpful suggestions, and most importantly for your prayers. We thank the Amazing Grace Praise Band and all other musicians, bakers, and advertisers who generously donated their time. This event would not have been possible without your help.

We would like to thank the following people and businesses for their donations:

Ace Hardware, River Valley Bank and all of their employees, Barkow Law Company, AmericInn of Calumet, Old School Baking Company, the White House Inn, Louie’s Fresh Markets, Travelodge, Pat’s Foods IGA, The Loading Zone II, Dan and Dawn Bardo, Hallmark Hut, Connie’s Kitchen, Superior Video, Holiday Station store, Calumet Floral & Gifts, Farmers & Merchants Mutual Insurance and their employees, Applebee’s, Millers Recreation, Shea’s Tees and Treasures, Rowe Furniture, Cross Country Sports, Cafe Rosetta, Sayen’s Auto Sales, Great Lakes Mutual Insurance, Calumet Mercantile, Herman Jewelers, The Calumet Theatre, Sherry Hanson, The Quincy Mine, Laughing Loon, Studio 41, Salon 1281, Fisherman’s Daughter, Tropical Escapes, Center Ice, Birds Eye Creations, Keweenaw Night Sky Photography by Jeremy Rowe, Superior Vault Denim, Laurie Schmit with St Vincent de Paul and Laura Moore.

Thanks to Kissel Chevrolet, Nicole Swan, Kris Gustafson, Nikki Thorton-Lahti, Lassila Insurance, Susan Harri, Grandpa’s Barn and Beth O’Brian, Sandy Rauvola, Betty Jokinen, Bucko’s Party Store, Helping Hands, This Little Light, Debbie Aubin, People’s Choice, Jan Mukavitz, Kay Strieter, Kris Tienhaara and Kelly Dostaler, Jeff Harju at Houghton Community Broadcasting, Ed Janisse at Eagle Radio, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

And all the anonymous donors.

Thank you to Royale Walters, Sarah Fraser and Bobbie Jo Kositzky for hosting a Zumbathon. We appreciate your support. Our apologies to anyone whose name we may have mistakenly omitted.

This event would not have been possible without everyone’s support. Thank you for your gratitude.

Kathy Spagnotti and Family and The Benefit Committee