Contributed by Carrielee Dunphy
I would like to thank all of the helpers, donors and participants that were involved in the benefit dinner held for Bud and Kathy Smyth. Your hearts are as large as this great land we live in and your generosity is amazing. The Smyths were extremely grateful and send their love and thanks to you all.
Thank you to our cooks, Billy and daughter Cheryl, who spent days cooking spaghetti. Becca, Ramey, Ava, Banyon, Corrine, Lynn, Kari, Bonnie, Anthony and Ceyera all helped make this a success by cooking, cleaning and setting up the dining area. Thank you also to the Big Lake Lions Club for letting us use the Lions Rec Center.
Out contributors were amazing, Special thanks goes out to I CHARR Mat Su and Fairbanks chapters, Ivory Jacks from Fairbanks, Aurora Lions Club, Barb and Raymie Reddington, Mark Agree, Underdog Feeds, the Behnke family, Fireside Books in Palmer, John Ace, Shelley Gill, Jaimie High, Marilyn Mapes, Bonnie Church, Northern Lights Media, Papoose Milling and Dan Seavy, If I missed anyone, please accept my apologies.
Thank you again everyone for all your help. Happy Trails.