Thanks, from Maitland family

Time sure has a way of flying by. My intentions were to thank you right away, but the past five months have been very busy.

The Silent Auction Benefit Fundraiser held on April 2 was truly a wonderful turnout. I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for all the love and support shown during this difficult time in my life. Seeing my family, friends and the surrounding communities come together and show the kind of support to me was more than overwhelming. I will never be able to express my level of gratitude.

To all the businesses (local and surrounding communities), this wouldn’t have been possible without you. The generosity you have shown, not only by donating items for the silent auction, but also joining us at the actual benefit was heartwarming. I truly appreciate your love and support.

Our entertainment the night of the benefit was wonderful and kept the day fun and lively. The Andrew Fischer Quartet, The Jackson Band and Bone Naked, my family and I want to thank you all very much.

The food served at my benefit was all made by family and friends, businesses and several community donations. A huge thanks to Kaminski Farms for donating a hog and the master chefs that roasted it, including Jason Dohner, Kevin Jackson, Jeremy Krueger and John (Tiger) Eggert. It was a crowd favorite. Thank you all for your contributions. It truly meant a lot.

Last but not least, thank you to everyone who came out and joined us at the Silent Auction Benefit. With the help of many people, old friends and new ones, the benefit in my honor was a huge success. I have received many thoughtful cards, emails, text messages and words of encouragement, which have all been extremely helpful. The last year has been a rough road for me and my family, but the treatments have worked and I am improving and getting healthier by the day thanks to your love and support. Its times like these that make you thankful growing up in such a small, close community. I’m proud to call New Buffalo my home! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Lori Maitland and family

New Buffalo, Michigan

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