Sandy and Jerry LaFreniere have done so much for the island and its people and now we all have a chance to return the favor.  Both have been diagnosed with cancer and Sandy is now going through the radiation treatments.  Besides being in all of our prayers, there will be a benefit to help with the tremendous expenses that they are incurring.

On Thursday, June 14th, there will be a pizza dinner benefit at Dalwhinnie's from 5:30 until 7:30 pm.  All pizza, pop, chips are being donated and there will be a donation box available.  Please give generously!

Both Sandy and Jerry have spent many years working for the Beaver Island Boat Company so just about everyone knows their smiling faces and quick wit.  Jerry has the most wonderful private museum on Freesoil Road, where he is the keeper of island photos and memorabilia.

If you are unable to attend the benefit, you can still make a donation by sending your check to: LaFreniere Benefit c/o McDonough's Market, Beaver Island, Michigan 49782.

If you'd like to send them a card of encouragement, you can write to them at 7192 Torrey Road; Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473.  They will be at this address while Sandy goes through her radiation and chemo.  Please send donations to the Benefit address and cards to the Swartz Creek address.

Remember:

Thursday, June 14th

5:30 to 7:30 pm

Dalwhinnie's

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hanks... You are all in our thoughts and prayers!  Follow the doctors orders, we all want you home soon!

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