Words alone cannot express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who had anything to do with helping to put on the recent benefit on my behalf. This last year has been a challenging time and if it weren't for friends like you, I don't know what I would have done.
To Ed and Tina Wallace, Don Skelley and his family and Terri and Al from St. Stephen's Hotel, thank you from the bottom of my heart for organizing the benefit. You have no idea how much your help has meant. I'm using you as an example to my kid of someone unselfish, giving and ready with a can-do spirit. To my burden-bearing, laughter-sharing, forever-caring friends ... a very happy, hug-filled, heartfelt thanks. You, as well as Small Talk, went above and beyond to make the benefit a great success and I am forever grateful.
To the following organizations/individuals who donated to the silent auction: R&B Electric, St. Stephen's Hotel, Brenda Vecchio, Purina, Conservation Club, Blasdell Pizza, Tops, M&R Green Houses, The Cakery, DeJohn's Spaghetti House, Lena's Pizza, Thrive Nutrition, Add Lumber, O'Malia's Liquor Store, Game Stop, Sewer's Choice, Tim Hortons, Weiss Hardware, Cattoos, Pizza Village, Local Union 2693 and Fredonia Beaver Club; I thank you.
To all those who came, whether you were family, old friends or now a new friend, your thoughtfulness is a gift I will always treasure. I can never thank you enough, but I hope this is a start.
Again, to everyone for all the little and big ways you've pitched in. Thanks! I am forever in your debt. You are forever in my heart.
BOB YOUNG and FAMILY,