Chandler benefit a success
The benefit dinner and auction for Arnie Chandler on Saturday October 22 at the Greencreek Hall was a great success!  It is estimated that 400 people were in attendance for a very tasty dinner and the auction.
The dinner was preceded by a beautiful prayer given by Polly Candalot.  She shared how we were all there because of our love, caring and friendship for Arnie and his family.  A fine dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, coleslaw and cake was then served.  Peggy Matson and Chris Remacle were in charge of a fantastic kitchen staff that did an outstanding job of feeding the hungry folks in attendance.
The auction was a rousing success with the auctioneer, Shane Arnzen, and his large group of helpers encouraging the crowd to give to such a good cause.  He even encouraged a past pie baking queen to help sell the pies she donated.  Items donated included a variety of things from hotel rooms, cords of wood, hay/alfalfa, guns, fishing supplies, hair care items, football attire, handmade hope chests, a Bill Cosby script (direct from LA), hogs, incredible baked goods and even a “hick” basket with mudflaps and a wide variety of interesting items.  The outpouring of donations and those that purchased those donated items helped to raise enough money to defray some of the larger medical expenses that Arnie has incurred thus far.
This was such a successful event and it could never have happened without the tremendous outpouring of support from everyone involved, the coverage by the Cottonwood Chronicle, Lewis County Herald, the Idaho County Free press and KORT, those that helped with the dinner, collecting the donated items and put them together, the auctioneer and his “gang” (the spotters with their sharp eyes, the individuals keeping track of who purchased items, the “Vanna” girls and their “leader” on the stage and those that helped with other things involved with the auction), the individuals that helped at the door to sell raffle tickets, collect dinner donations, hand out auction information, and manned the “signing table”.  Kathy Frei was in charge of the servers, which included the football team and other high school students.  Everyone that helped with cleanup, wow, that was a sight to behold!
It truly was an evening to be thankful for the friendship and generosity of the individuals in Cottonwood and all the surrounding communities.  What a special place on earth we are fortunate enough to live in.  Thank you to everyone that helped in any manner.

Spaghetti Feed planned
A spaghetti feed and silent auction is set for Saturday, Nov. 19, to benefit the Herzog family.
The event will be held at The Big Yellow Barn at Guardian Angle Homes, 2421 Vineyard Ave., Lewiston from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children 6 and under can eat free.
Cheyenne Herzog was born July 14, 2011, with a rare congenital heart defect that occurs in about 5 of every 10,000 babies. She will soon be facing the biggest challenge of her new life by having open heart surgery. 
Medical bills are rising, even after insurance and the family needs the community’s support.
Tickets can be purchased at Clearwater Medical Clinic, 1522 17th St., Lewiston or Clearwater Health & Wellness, 1702 16th Ave., Lewiston.
For more information call 208-305-4998 or 208-553-8700.

'Pig Out' is Nov. 12
The On Mighty Ground Tijuana Group is having a “Pig Out” Saturday, November 12 at the Greencreek Hall.
Come enjoy a great meal, dance and fun old-fashioned kid games.
The fun begins at 6 p.m. with a dinner featuring pulled pork, beans, and your choice of salad and dessert.
After the dinner have some good family fun while playing the games. Then, if you’re feeling up to it, stick around and dance the night away from 8 to 11 p.m. There will also be a small silent auction held between 6 and 8 p.m.
Cost is $20 per couple, $5 per child with 5 years and under free.
Games will be $1 per game.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the group’s travels to a Tijuana orphanage in June of 2012.
Any questions, contact Samantha Lustig at (208) 507-1034.

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