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Vail Daily letter: Dillons thankful

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

Luke Dillon and his parents, Cheryl and David, asked us to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the communities of Eagle and Gypsum for their generous donations to the spaghetti dinner-silent auction benefit for Luke held July 1. They are deeply touched by the kind-ness and monetary support they have received.

They are now back in Boston with Luke for the beginning of his radiation treatments. The pro-ceeds from the entire evening were approximately $6,000. Wow! We are speechless. This will help Luke and family so very much!

In a difficult economic time, these local businesses made con-tributions of either gift certifi-cates or products and deserve a huge thank-you: Columbine Market, Copy Plus, Avon and Glenwood Wal-Marts, Big Dog Car Wash, MandM Auto and Tire, Inkahoots, Eagle Phar-macy, The Capitol Theatre, Paz-zo’s, Moe’s BBQ, Smiling Moose Deli, Mi Pueblo Restaurant, The Eagle Diner, Prestige Cleaners, Dr. Todd Shainholtz, Eagle Valley Medical Center, Fusion Salon, Molloy’s Guitar Lessons, Santa Fe Furniture, Everyday Outfitters, Kidtopia Toys, The Fix Clothing, CJ’s Boardshop, Heidi’s Deli, Lydia House’s Jewelry, Mountain Pedaler, Star Nails, The McGee’s Jamaica Trip, The Flower Cart, Broadway Liquor, The Ritten-house Restaurant, Salsa’s Restau-rant, American National Bank, The Dusty Boot, J.R. Crickets, Alison Harakal, Linda Zilar CPA, Castle Peak Vets, Alpine Laser Clinic, Jeanne Sutherland Vail Golf Pro Lessons, Mac’s Liquors, The Dirty Dog Grooming, The Kuttin’ Korner, Dewey Dabbles Pottery Store, The Back Bowl, Rimini Restau-rant, SteamMaster, the Rose family, Bonnie Vesey and the Simon family. If we forgot anyone, we sincerely apologize.

An important thanks to the Eagle County School District for allowing us the use of the Eagle Valley Elementary cafeteria and gym and to custodian Jackie Hernandez for having everything spic and span with tables set up before we arrived. Special thanks to Greg Moch and Terrie Nelson, school district employees who donated back the cost of their positions to the event through preparation, work throughout the evening and cleanup time. This was a great savings.

Hats off to members of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus men’s group, who cooked and served the dinner, with Terrie Nelson manag-ing the big, magic spaghetti pot and Sawyer and Granger Moch and Bjorn Bauer mastering the garlic bread. Thank you to the McGee ladies, Linda Zilar and Carol Gonter, for assistance with the “money matters.”

Thank you to all the families and friends from Eagle County who were able to enjoy the food and fellowship by attending the dinner and to those pay-ing generously to win the silent-auction bids for some fabulous services and items. Due to travel and the busy activ-ities of summer, we know many were not able to attend the benefit or may not have even known about it. If you would still like to help Luke out, Alpine Bank has set up an account for him in David Butler’s name.

In the words of Mother Teresa, “There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through sharing together, praying together, suffering together and working together.” With great appreciation,

Agnes Harakal and Kathy Moch


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