On Saturday, November 8 a beer tasting benefit was held on behalf of our 8-year-old daughter Claire who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August of 2007. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many generous individuals and local businesses who donated their time, talent and resources to make this event possible.
To the ladies who planned and organized the benefit, Linda Zurawski and Stephanie Taylor from Linda's Country Store in Almont and Lois Woodcox from the Speedy-Q gas station in Almont; your help and support have meant so much to us words cannot express our gratitude to you enough. Your tireless efforts and generosity will be remembered always.
We would also like to thank the Almont Lions Club; The Eschenburg family; entertainers Kevin Herzog and Terry Granger; the Country Side Banquet Center for hosting the benefit; Dave's Carpet Co.; Steve & Bridget Tauber; the staff at Almont Community Schools; the families of Den 7; CSB Bank; the Tri-City Times, US 103.1, and LA View for publicizing the event; the Reeck family; Terry Woodcox; Donald & Renee Tucsok; Danielle Hockey; Eddie Swiecki; Diane, Bruce and Frank Zurawski; Phil Woodcox; Tom & Tiffany Lebel; Dan Case; Jana Rotarius; Fred Fischer; Jeannie Fischer; Elizabeth Fischer; James Dempsy; Jim & Louise Ohlert; Pat Ohlert; Don Bronson; Wes Wagester; Sandy Mayer; Connie Makowski; Gary Wright; Tim Lahr; Dino Fabbri; Char Bennett; Dennis Hulett; Adler Lahaig; Donalle Palmateer; Angie Shutter; Julie Slack; Maureen Dubois; our family and the more than 200 people who visited, donated raffle prizes or volunteered at the event.
Thank you for your tremendous gift. Your friendship, support and incredible kindness have been a blessing during these difficult times. Our gratitude for you is unending. We feel truly blessed to live in such a wonderful community and have so many great friends.
The Flaherty Family, Michael, Kathleen, Joseph and Claire, Almont
December 03, 2008