Caring people help out

To the Editor:

The cancer benefit for Shannon Poppe Gilbert was a huge success and saying thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough.

So many family members and friends came out to offer hugs, well wishes, love and support. We are so grateful to all of you.

Thanks very much to my amazing friends and family who worked so hard to organize the benefit. Also a big thank you to local businesses and individuals who contributed to the silent auction, to the lovely ladies who cooked and served food, to those of you who drove hours to attend and to the Welcome Legion for opening your doors to the crowd.

We would also like to say thanks to Jenn Brookens from the Sentinel and Jeff Hagen from the Photo Press for writing such nice articles.

That night was very overwhelming and we will never forget your kindness and generosity.

I’m so proud to come from such a caring and supportive community.

Shannon, Steve

and Keisha Gilbert