**** Update to the Williams Family Fundraiser
The Williams Family Fundraiser was a success! We opened the doors a little early on Saturday and started serving around 4pm. The Williams family arrived shortly after (including Cheyenne), and stayed until the end of the evening. We raised $1036.00 before the dinner began, then donations kept coming in all night. We served nearly 200 meals, auctioned off 15 donated items, collected donations, and ran a 50/50 raffle. By the end of the night we collected an additional $6225.00. We kept on collecting on Sunday receiving an additional $1362.00. The totals were impressive: $13468.00 to date including the GoFund Me site. The Williams Family can rest more easily now, having a little breathing room from the financial burdens caused by Cheyenne's condition. The Williams Family and I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for your support. The aviation family and local community really stepped up, which is truly humbling.
The following business donated to the silent auction:
Red White and Barn-wood; The Log Jam; Cross Roads BBQ; Showroom Shine; Soaring Eagle Casino, Military Mahogany; JD Farms; Geerlings Quilts.
The following individuals and organizations deserve an honorable mention:
Michigan Senator Rick Jones; Michigan State Representative Tom Barrett; LTC Todd Fitzpatrick; 1LT Paul Fitzpatrick; 1SG Jeff Hamman; SSG Steve Suchek; SGT Kirgis; SSG Dan Gallagher; CW2 Keil Clough; CW2 Trevor Clough; 1LT Kevin Foerschler; Masonic Lodge 179, Grand Ledge; Army Aviation Association Great Lakes Chapter; Army Aviation Support Facility #1; 3-238th Family Readiness Group; American Legion Riders Post 48; AASF #1 Airport Association; Grand Ledge Armory; Co C 1-147th AASLT; Co B 1-147th AASLT.