Readers Say Thanks

On March 26th, our family and friends held a benefit for my son Peter Kreft-Mercer at The Eagles Club F.O.E. #215 in Glenwood Springs. Our goal was to offset the expenses related to Peter’s diagnosis and subsequent treatment for a malignant brain tumor. The benefit was a tremendous success, and the entire family would like to thank the many caring groups, businesses and individuals who offered their support by attending the benefit, by their generous donations, by their participation in the silent auction, and through their personal contributions of time and effort, without which the benefit would not have been possible. The entire family thanks you for all that you did to make the evening a success – and more importantly – for reminding us all of the amazing results that can be achieved when the community comes together to help one of their own. 

While it would impossible to thank everyone involved by name, we do want to mention the following: The Eagles Club F.O.E. #215, who donated their facilities for the benefit; The Eagles Ladies’ Auxiliary, who prepared over 100 delicious spaghetti dinners; both The 19th Street Diner and Uncle’s Pizza, who donated the food for the dinners; The Fifty/50 Band (with guest performer Louis Girardot, of Louis & the Lizards) who provided musical entertainment; Dave Malehorn, of Professional Auto Body for sponsoring advertising related to the benefit; KDNK, KMTS, KSNO, KUUR and The Sopris Sun for airing radio spots and publishing ads for the benefit; Berthod Motors, Glenwood Caverns, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Ski Sunlight, The Redstone Inn, The Village Smithy, The Crystal Theatre, Long Tall Mike’s Home for Wayward Guitars, Rosi’s Little Bavarian Restaurant, Downtown Drug, Sopris Liquors, Glenwood Brewpub, Starbucks, Carbondale Car Care, Glenwood Music, Kanpai Sushi, The Timbo Family, Ironbridge Golf Club, and the many other individuals and businesses who, through their generous donations, made the silent auction an incredible success! Special thanks to Marny Nedlin, Schei Adams, Janet Muttillo, Tammy Reynolds, and Peggy DeVilbiss for their love and special help.

With our deepest appreciation,

Tom Mercer, on behalf of Peter’s entire family

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