To the editor:
We are overwhelmed by the support from everyone who attended the Brody Ronald Etelamaki Benefit at the Lakes Lounge on June 30. Thank you all for coming. Heartfelt gratitude to the American Legion Post 90 for their generous donation and use of their great facility, and to the bands, Boodie Creek and The Trap Rock Valley Crew and all the guest artists who tirelessly entertained for over 8 hours!
Huge kudos to the businesses and individuals who contributed: 3D Builders, Stephanie Abata, All Styles Salon, Anonymous, Baraga Ojibwa Casino, Mary Billings, Brett Favre Fan Club, Judy Brewer, Bruno's Motors, Calumet Auto Value, Calumet Golf Club, Calumet Holiday Station, Copper Country Ford, Copper World, Daytona Body Shop, Tami Dupuis, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Eagle Harbor Inn, Econo Foods, Ferrellgas, Festival Foods, Fine Line Tire, Finlandia Athletic Dept., Fitzgerald's Restaurant, Nicky Gagnon, Gitzen's Wholesale, Green Bay Packers, Rodd Haltunen, Hancock Bottling, Rae Hahka, Harbor Haus, Harter's Car Quest, Gina Healey, Hodag Country Music Festival, John Hodges, Georgie Hurst, Isle Royale Ferry Service, J&M Janitorial, JP's Fast Track Lube, Jim's Foodmart, Kathy's Country Flowers, Keweenaw Auto Body, Keweenaw Minerals, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, Keweenaw Specialty Woods, Kirkish Furniture, Kissel Chevrolet, Bill Langdon, Lindell's Chocolate Shoppe, Kelly Lindgren, Loading Zone II, Louie's Fresh Foods, Shirley MacIntosh, Mariner North, Matt's Auto Glass, McGann Building Supply, Minnetonka Resort, Morty's, Moyle Building Supply, MTU Hockey, New Yooper Workshop, NMU Athletic Dept., Northern Auto, Northern RV Center, Osmose, Paul Outinen, Pamations, Pat's Foods, Peoples' Choice Salon, Pepsi Bottling, PikQuik Market, Pines Resort, Krista Poirier, Quality Hardware, Beth Reynolds, Kristen Roggemann, Salon 1281, Shea Enterprises, Sheila Siem, Darlene Spelich, David and Cheril Stahl, Don and Peg Steckman, Kay Clairmont-Strieter, Swede's Gift Shop, Dawn Sweeney, The Depot, The Hut, The Sons of the Legion Squadron 90, Lisa Tikkanen, Toni's Country Kitchen, Torch Lake Service, UP Foods, Vollwerth's, Ward's Husqvarna, Fred and Elizabeth Watson, Wawonowin Country Club, White House Inn, Wood 'n Spoon, Pat Ziemnick and anyone we may have inadvertently omitted. Special thanks also to WCCY/WOLV, WCUP/WGLI and WMPL Radio stations and The Daily Mining Gazette for promotions.
We are truly blessed to have support and prayers from the entire community. We will never forget your care during this difficult time & when Brody is older he will better understand your encouragement as he battles this terrible disease. God Bless You!
Tanya and Doug Etelamaki
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