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Win a guitar autographed by Sheryl Crow
RUMFORD- Are you a fan of Sheryl Crow or just like playing the guitar? Are you a baseball fan and want to see the Seadogs play? What about owning a basketball autographed by the Celtics? Or, maybe you just want to relax sea-side in a hotel room for the weekend in Bar Harbor.
Now is your chance to win one or many of these generously donated items, along with many, many more and raise money for a deserving family.
During the winter of 2008, Pam (Thompson) Redstone, formerly of Mexico, was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had treatment by way of radiation and chemotherapy. She went in to remission and was able to enjoy her life as a Head Start Site-Supervisor and able to get back to a sense of normalcy with her husband Ben and their two small children, McKenna, 8 and Ian, 6.
Then, this past summer, test results showed that the cancer had returned. Pam had to go through more chemotherapy, radiation and, this time surgery. She had major abdominal surgery that consisted of a hysterectomy, appendectomy and several internal organs had to be removed.
In an earlier interview with Pam, she noted, “The cancer has been completely removed. “The future looks bright.”
Her family and friends have been working tirelessly since December to help alleviate the financial burden of the Redstone family.
In January, they raised over $7,000 when they held the Go in the Snow 5k Run/Walk in Topsham. To help continue their support while Pam journeys to better health, there will be a benefit supper and dance, along with a multitude of raffles and auction items at Black Mountain of Maine on Friday, May 6.
The spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m., with the dance beginning at 8 and lasting till midnight. The cost of the dinner is $5 per person and entry to the dance will be $10 per person.
Tickets for the dance, with music by the Hooligans, are available in advance at Bartash, Davis Florist and Sand Turtles Salon. Or you can see Janet Brennick, Mike Brennick, Peter Thompson,Tim Derouche or Dan Stearns.
Food items to make the supper possible were donated by the Lewiston House of Pizza, Sam's Italian Sandwich Shop, Jeannette "Memere" Derouche, Cynthia Burke, as well as many other local businesses.
There will also be a cookie walk, with desserts donated by several individuals, for dessert following the dinner.
A few of the items generously donated and up for auction at this benefit consist of gift certificates to local businesses like Harding’s Car Detail, Just Teasin’, the Rumford Falls Times, Curves of Rumford, All That Jazz and Oakdale Country Club.
Other items on auction will be select pieces of jewelry from Mt. Mica Rarities, tickets to a show at 49 Franklin, lift tickets to Black Mountain of Maine, tickets to Oxford Plains Speedway, firewood and many, many more, including handmade gifts of quilts and a clock.
Tickets for the autographed guitar are on sale in advance at All that Jazz, Sand Turtles, Bangor Savings Bank in Rumford and various people throughout the community.