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Benefit will help with expenses

June 9, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

The spaghetti dinner benefit held recently at the L&L Bar to help with medical expenses for Jake's open heart surgery was a great success. We are sincerely thankful and appreciative for the donations of food, helping hands, raffle items and money.

We would like to thank the following people: Jason Melton and friends for planning the event, Donna White for organizing the bake sale, Jayne Harvey for setting up, all the ladies who donated baked goods, all the ladies who donated cole slaw and rolls, Judy Maronen, Bonnie Hobmeier, Jeff Shepherd, Heather Nagel, Amy Erkkila, and Mike Maninga of the Allouez Township Fire Dept. for the use of roaster ovens.

We must give special recognition to Donna White and Jayne Harvey for their willingness to host this event and the countless ways in which they helped.

We would also like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations: Ace Hardware, Auto Value, Bucko's Party Store, Calumet Floral, Candie's Caf, Chris Marcheese, Cliff View, Connie's, Copper Country Ford, Copper World, Designo Type, Drift Inn, Eagle Harbor Inn, 41 Lumber, Gay Bar, Harter's Auto Service, Harter's Party Store, Pat's IGA, WHKB (K-Bear) Radio, Kissel Chevrolet, L&L Bar, Lakes Lounge, Louie's Foods, McCabe Dist., McGann Bldg. Supply, Mohawk Superette, Molly Maronen, Northern Cuts, Peterlin Distributing., Rocky's Bar, Sherwin Williams, Slim's Caf, Swick Plumbing and Heating, Toni's Country Kitchen, Trail Creek Auto, Vollwerth's, Wal-Mart, White House Inn and WOLV-FM (The Wolf) Radio.

With deepest gratitude, we thank all the people who came out and supported us through this event, those who sent cards, and those who gave generously in so many ways. Your kindness will long be remembered.

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Jake and Jamie Haataja




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