Boogie for Brody event successful

To the editor:

Family, Friends and the Entire Community,

We would like to extend our thanks, though “thank you” seems inadequate, to everyone who came out and supported our son at the “Boogie For Brody” event held at the Chassell VFW on Saturday, June, 1st. Thank you to the VFW for hosting the event, Marshall Law for donating your time and talent to support the cause (along with the autographed guitar for Brody), to those behind the scenes who helped organize it, and to all the businesses and individuals who donated items for the silent auction, raffle and door prizes: 4 Seasons Resort in Hayward, Wis., Ace Hardware in Calumet, Ambassador Restaurant, Applebee’s, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Author Corey M. LaBissoniere, Bob Hager Agency, Calumet Mercantile, Chickadees, Christi Etelamaki, Cindy Archambeau, Clare Loveless, Connie’s Kitchen, Copper Country Veterinary Clinic, Copper World, Country Inn & Suites, Crown Cleaners, Dawn Sweeney, DeForge Auto, Down Wind Sports, Downtowner Lounge, DP Construction, Econo Foods, Erickson Feed Seed & Pet Supply, Erickson Lumber, Family Video, Favorite Silk Screening & Embroidery, Good Times Music, Greenlight Restaurant & Lounge, Guys & Dolls Salon, Habanero’s, Hairsmith’s Salon, Houghton Power Sports, Island Resort & Casino, Java by the Bay, JB’s Sales & Service, JC Penney Salon, Karen Lanctot, Kettlebell Combat Conditioning, Keweenaw Alpacas, Keweenaw Gem & Gift, Kim Oldt, Kyra & Brynn Autio, L’Anse Golf Course, Liz Daavetila, Maggie’s Spa, Margaret Landsparger, Michigan Tech Credit Union, Midwest Loan Services, Mike Shupe Studio Piza, Mine Shaft, Mt. Olympus WaterPark, Nicki Lahti, Nite Owl Caf, Northern Cuts, Northern Tire in Ishpeming, Northwoods Bait & Tackle, Northwoods Sporting Goods, Pizza Hut, Pizza Works, Portage Lake Golf Course, Regis Salon, River Valley Bank, Ruth Croze, Sabina Carlson, Sayen’s, SB Photography, Schmidt’s Bar & Grill, Sleeman’s Flower Shop, Slims Caf, Snap Fitness, Subway, Suomi Restaurant, Superior Lube, Surplus Outlet, The Green Bay Packers, The Grooming Zoo, The Kaleva Cafe, The Loading Zone, The Magnuson Hotel, The Ojibwa Casino & Resort, The Tundra Lodge, This Little Light Bookstore, Toni’s Country Kitchen, University Images, Victoria Baker, Victoria’s Kitchen, Wells Fargo, Xpressions Salon, and anyone we may have missed!!

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We could not do this without the support and prayers of all of you!

Once again, the people of this community and the U.P. have come out in full force to support our son and our family during this difficult time.

Brody Strong!

The Etelamaki Family