News — 19 April 2012

By Chris Marchand

An upcoming benefit auction and dance has been organized in support of Lynn Hamilton/Kotz.

The event will take place Saturday, April 21 at the Dryden Agricultural Building.

The local resident and former Dryden Florists owner was the recipient of a double lung transplant, March 2.

Hamilton/Kotz is currently recuperating from the procedure in a Winnipeg hospital where she could remain for the next six to 12 months.

Friend Rhonda Sharpe-Klim says a fundraiser was a natural step for her friends to take advantage of many offers of assistance and support from the local business community to help the family with the associated costs of living away from the community.

The evening will feature a bit of a dress code, inspired by Lynn’s favourite footwear.

“We’ve always teased her about her rubber boots” said Sharpe-Klim. “So we’ve come up with the theme, ‘Put Your Boots On For Lynn’. We’ve asked people to sport their best rubber boots — to decorate, design or anything they want to do to them to compete for a prize.”

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with an auction, conducted by auctioneer Rick Lapointe, to begin at 8 p.m. A dance will follow with music from The Teflons.

The evening will include a barbeque by M&M Meat Shops with proceeds going towards Lynn’s trust fund.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Ella Lynn’s, Bush Baby Etc., Homestyle Candle Co., M&M Meat Shops and through Rhonda Sharpe-Klim, Debbie Murray, Sue Paquette, Val Kovacs and Nancy Murdick.



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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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