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By Darlene Bryant
With all the negativity in the country nowadays, it’s nice to have a refreshing story so here’s one for you and it’s actually about our community! I guess Knox county can’t take all the credit but one thing I can say is there’s still a lot of good people in America. $16,544.20 was raised by selling raffle tickets on a yearling quarter horse filly to help with expenses for Brynleigh Hamlin.
Folks from Pennsylvania all the way to Wyoming bought tickets or made donations for Brynleigh. Every little bit helps, from the folks that had to scratch to find $5 to buy a ticket all the way to folks that donated hundreds of dollars, it is all appreciated. We did want to take a minute to recognize a few folks and organizations that went out of their way to help. We want to show our appreciation to Lloyd Distributing for letting us use a cooler for the hog roast and giveaway, to Mark and Linda Mallett for donating two hogs, to Bob and Barb Sloan from Cody Wyoming for donating $500 just to get the whole thing started way back in October of 2019. The Kokjohn’s at River Valley Horse Camp in Iowa for buying $600 worth of tickets. Cody and Amy Turpin for buying $500 worth, and Penny Sock from Broken Bow Nebraska for buying $500 worth. Lucky’s Cafe gave free cheeseburgers to ticket buyers and DT’s Pub and Grub made food for the hog roast.
Sue Sprague won the horse and donated $500 back. We want to extend appreciation to the many friends and neighbors that helped with the hog roast and made it go over without a hitch.
We live in a good place, America is not bad it just seems like you just hear about the worst. Some people think it was a super act of kindness from Trever and I, but in reality if you think back, it wasn’t very many years ago we had a sick child and this community stepped up and helped us. God bless you all.