Letter to the Editor 3-30

Dear Editor,
I would like to thank the North Central Kansas area for their support on the recent fundraising efforts for the NCK Honor Flight. We are finalizing our travel plans for the trip, May 29-30, and I know that all of the WW II Veterans truly appreciate the generosity shown by individuals, civic groups, and businesses in the area to raise money for their trip.
Thank you to Kearn Auction for the use of your facility, your donation of commission, and your many hours to make the Benefit Auction such a success: Dannie, Deborah, Deb, Jim, Donnie, Sharon, Tabitha, Ricky, Scott, Sherry and Kevin.
Thank you to individuals and businesses who donated items or added items to this auction: Womack Sunshine Ford, Butch Thrash, Dannie Kearn, Ricky Kearn, Donnie Kearn, Charles Westin, Al Callaway, Ron Elniff, Linda LeClair, Dean Hardaway, Mortimer Family, Sunset Home, Noel Hanson, Jordan Budreau, Dale & Mary Garlow, Stacey Crum, Ralph Anderson, Tom Walker, Charles Johnson, Spencer Brown, USD 333 and any others I may have inadvertently missed.
Thank you to our media outlets for the advertising: Concordia Blade-Empire, KNCK Radio, and those in Minneapolis, Beloit and Belleville.
Thank you to the sponsors who make the raffle a great success: Short Stop, Kearn Auction, NCK Laundry, Kristy’s Family Restaurant, and Budreau Automotive and Tow. Also, a special thanks to the CMS Students who helped with the raffle tickets.
Thank you to the donors of items for the silent auction: Bill Snyder, KSU Men’s Basketball Team, Mallory Gilliland, Karly Buer, Derek Holmes, Ricky Kearn, Jared Goedert, Justin Hattan, Abrams Ready Mix, Tim Passmore, and Cloud County Community College.
Thank you for your support of our request.
Thank you to the Honor Flight Guardians and supporters who helped in any way with the auctions, raffle and concessions.
In addition to the auction and raffle we’ve received several other generous donations. Thank you to the following: Central National Bank, ABATE of Kansas, VFW Auxiliary, Smith Center VFW, Stephen & Jane Richard, Waconda Trader, American Legion Post 76, Bennington Lions Club, Rhonda Doering and the donations in memory of Roy Roszel, by his wife Virginia Roszel.
As you can see by this list, the supporters are many! We’ll be anxious to share the photos and video of our trip after we return.
Very respectfully,
NCK Honor Flight Team Leader
Beverly Mortimer
USD 333

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