Benefit a success

  • Jul. 30, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Submitted article–It all started with the computer class for seniors three weeks ago. Everyone wondered what they could do and how folks can help Tom recover the cost for rescuing his pets Cedar and Bananas. After some brainstorming, inquiries and a few phone calls, the ideas bloomed into action.The date was set and Spirit Square booked, calls made for dessert donations and musicians lined up for Tom’s benefit. Our local musicians are always there to help entertain, eager to put their heart and soul into the music, volunteers stepped up and offered to bring tents, tables, food, print and display posters, spread the word, the list was long.Saturday’s live music entertained folks and the food delighted everyone, who kept coming despite the rain, the cold wind on a July summer’s day. We had a crowd, from people who know Tom as the Jugband crooner to others who have no clue who he is. They came and generously donated. A bag of coins and dollar notes were offered from the organizers of Skidegate Days, the 50/50 draw they did for Tom. The generosity of the community was overwhelming with folks kept digging into their pockets. Thank you to all. Donations from the event will be deposited into Tom’s account at Northern Savings Credit Union, Masset branch. If you would like to make a contribution, please indicate it to “Tom Hampton”. Thank you for your support.