Appreciates support for benefit

To the editor:

No words can express my sincere thanks to the merchants and citizens of Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities for the generosity shown toward the benefit held at the Moose Lodge 806 for Laurie Nelson on April 11 and 12.

Once again, your support was totally amazing. Special thank you to Barilla of Ames for their donation of the spaghetti and sauce for the supper that was held. To the members of the Moose Lodge, my committee and the family and friends of Laurie Nelson, your dedication to this function was greatly appreciated and there is no way to express my thanks for all that you did to support this benefit. Thanks to the 72 dart players who attended – it was so good to see you all again.

Without everyone’s support on both Friday and Saturday, this benefit wouldn’t have been such a great success. This was the seventh benefit I have been chairman of and all I can say is – wow – thank you to the citizens of Fort Dodge for all that you do for people in need, we all should be proud to live in a community so giving as Fort Dodge. God bless each and everyone of you.

Vicki Ryan

Fort Dodge