On July 13, a fundraising benefit was held at Devoe Park in honor of Pete Cinelli. On behalf of the benefit organizers and the family, I'd like to thank all who attended and made the event a success.
Special thank yous go out to: the DeVoe family for donation of the park; George Pratt and Gary McCoy for providing live music, and our DJ Rich Duross; Katy Holland for accommodating the seemingly endless computer and graphics requests; Heather Casler, our tireless fundraising machine; andall of the wives, family and friends who donated food and time the day of the event. We couldn't have done it without your help. Thanks also to Ralph Ottuso of Pine Lake Stoves for the donation of the Radisson Canoe, which was won by Robert Holland of Fort Johnson. Congratulations.
I'd also like to thank local radio stations WENT, WIZR and WCSS, and The Leader-Herald for their help in getting the word out to our community, and to Quandts, Meatland and Antonucci's for their generous food donations.
Finally, I'd like to thank each and every donor and contributor, too many to mention in this letter, for their very generous donations. People helping people; what a great community we live in.
Thank you all.