On June 28, a spaghetti dinner benefit was held for my husband, Brian Ketelsen, who is preparing for a kidney transplant. When asked, "How did your fundraiser go?" I can only answer, "I don't think it could have gone any better!" We are truly blessed.
First of all, a huge thank you to the Elks Lodge No. 477, Carolyn Brown and Terry Karcher for the use of the lodge and all of your assistance. Thank you to Hyde Brothers Printing for printing the raffle tickets and flyers. A special thank you to the group of family and friends who helped plan, prepare and work the benefit, Sharon and Harry Karcher, Abby and Emily Ketelsen, Montell and Holly Hutchison, Randy, Julie and Janelle Williams, Erin and Brayden Meeks, Stacy, Mya and Bo Miller, Catherine Rees, Dwight and Vickie Ullman, Jimmy Farley, Carol and Phil Allen, Steve and Martha Denton, Pastor Wendy Erb and Beth Wheeler. Thank you to our church family at Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno for the donations of spaghetti sauce, noodles, salad dressing and desserts. A shout out to my friends at OMJ-Noble County for their donation of desserts. A sincere thank you to Gloria Farley who won the 50/50 drawing and donated her half back. Many thanks to the following people/businesses who made it possible to have a wonderful country store and live auction: Smitty's Pizza, Muskingum Barber Shop, WMOA, BSN, Cathy Rees, Over the Moon Pizzeria, Colegate Woods Veterinary Hospital, Tom Kid, Amy Leister, Janet Chase, Dairy Queen, Montell Hutchison, The UPS Store, Marietta Carpet Cleaning, Ohio Valley Muscular Rehab (Kayla Kendall), Jennifer Jupp, Holloway, Material Things, Simple Life Primitives, Kim Higgins, Steve and Martha Denton, Two Peas in a Pod, Pioneer Golf, Baker & Baker, Putnam Chocolates, Carrie McNamee, Tim Glover, American Producers, Hershey Rep, High 5, Sara Bonnette, Amber Daggett at Scoddies, Elks, Peoples Bank, Cierra Lang, Kimmy Carroll, Greenleaf Landscaping, Carol and Phil Allen, Shannon, Carisa and Molly Cline, Dwight Ullman Auction and Appraisal, Kelly Jo Legleitner, Jessie Jo Higgins, Goldline Jewelry and Mrs. Brown. We have sold raffle tickets with three prizes to be drawn thanks to WMOA and Rick Butler.
Thank you to everyone who supported the spaghetti dinner fundraiser, have graciously sent or given money and/or keep us in your prayers. I am sorry if I forgot anyone, but please know you are very much appreciated!