The guest of honor (aren't these 2 gorgeous women?):

We had so many silent auction items that we almost didn't have room for people to sit. Good thing we had a tent set up outside!

Some of our family:

The benefit was a HUGE success. Over 600 people attended and every single one of the 250 silent auction items sold (not to mention the many raffles). The outpouring of the community was amazing and I'm so grateful. Thank you to all of you who donated silent auction items, attended the benefit, made a monetary donation and who have kept Flynn and her family in their prayers. This is the John Deere pedal tractor that I bid on and won for Murray. It even comes with a front end loader and a trailer! He just loves it.

The next step is our grand prize raffle. For $10.00, you could win the following:
4 front row tickets to the Vikings vs. Phoenix game in Phoenix
Airfare for 4
2 nights lodging (2 rooms)
This is an awesome prize - if you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact me. They went on sale yesterday and are selling like hotcakes!!!


Mom, Dad, Grant and Dylan said...

Sign me up for a raffle ticket!!!! Just let me know and I will get you the money! What an amazing event it sounds like you had!!! So sad my cousin's was on the same night!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Marie, wonderful job! Wow! Glad for the visuals -- that really tells the story of success. Flynn is one lucky cousin to have such love in her life.