Tricounty News

Kickin' cancer with Emily

It was a great turnout Saturday afternoon and evening, Jan. 12, for a benefit for Emily Sieben and her family. Emily has a rare form of cancer of the optic nerve, called optic glioma. There was a fairly steady crowd of people for the hotdish dinner at St. Anthony School. And across the street, at the Village Hall, the whole first floor was filled with donations for the silent auction as the band prepared for their concert upstairs later in the evening. Dozens of teachers and staff, fellow students, and friends volunteered for the event. It was a great community effort. (Now we just need to find a cure for cancer so we can have community events for other reasons!) Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.