Letter to editor: Kane benefit draws huge crowd, produce lots of funds

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

    If attendance, donations and well wishes could cure cancer, then Tim?Kane would be healed 1,000 times over!

    The Tim Kane Benefit organization committee was completely awestruck and humbled at the attendance of last Saturday’s benefit for the Kane Family at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    Two hogs, 600 buns and 32 batches of cheesy potatoes later - we realized what an overwhelming crowd we had attending a very worthwile event.

    From the inception of the actual thought of the benefit for Tim to the executing of the the 50/50 drawing at the youth football game, the Golf For Tim outing at Baker’s Park, the Ride For Tim event held starting at Rudy’s before the benefit and up until the actual dance, dinner and auction benefit itself, it had been a whirlwind of a ride for us all- but in the end was all worth it for all of us to know that Tim and Chris can sleep a little better at night, knowing that help has arrived in the form of donations and support for their entire family.

    And help you all did!  You all stepped up to help donate items for the auctions and raffles, showed up to help set-up and tear-down, donated food and offered to  help serve - and it all just culminated into a beautiful fall evening that brought out the best in everyone from many different communities and helped a family along the way.

    And to the band, Motorbiscuit, who patiently waited for us to finish the auction before performing - your awesome performance was worth the wait!  It just couldn’t have went any better.

    Another family fundraising event will be held for Tim on Tuesday Nov. 23 at Mulligan’s on Route 6 in Coal Valley. A Taco dinner will be held with proceeds to benefit the Tim Kane Fund, so mark your calendars and watch for more information.

Misty Wilson, Cambridge