Dana Barr Fundraising Events
Bring In Over $6,000
by M.C. Kauffman
March 22, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska - The kindness and caring of Ketchikan citizens
once again brightened the life of another as the community came
out in support of one of its energetic, kind and fun loving citizens
- Dana Barr - during her time of need.
Dana Barr and her children
Jamie and Spencer...
Photo courtesy Barr family...
Barr, a single mother, was recently diagnosed with cancer. Having
no medical insurance to help with her bills, NorQuest Sea Foods
where Barr worked, the Harley Riders, the Elks, Big Brothers
Big Sisters, and many teachers in the community wanted to do
something to help Barr and her family.
Citizens came together and
began organizing fundraising events. One event was a benefit
dinner held on March 17th. This fundraising event was held for
Barr at Ketchikan High School with the help and organizational
skills of 45 volunteers. Approximately 250 people attended the
dinner with the event raising $5,000 for Barr - including a $25.00
donation that came in the day before the dinner.
The Ketchikan Harley Riders
also raised an additional $1,265.00 during Sunday's Harley Riders
Donation Ride through town and the Dana Barr 50/50 Raffle. The
winner of the raffle was Jim Taro, of Southeast Stevedoring.
Taro generously donated his winnings to Barr.
Some of the Ketchikan
Harley Riders participating in Sunday's event...
Photo courtesy Jennifer L. Brewer
Riders participating in Sunday's run were Gregg Wilks, Jennifer
Brewer, Misty Nemire, Gabby Evans, Larry Gotelli, Ron Balzer,
Randy Ohlson, Dan and Danny Mestas, Jamie Bails, Dan Jenkins,
Brian Stewart, Ray Bryan, and Mark Harris.
A special "You Are Loved"
quilt was also given to Barr to take with her during treatments.
Cathy Tillotson from Rainy Day Quilters and Pam embroidered the
quilt for Barr.
Barr left Ketchikan Monday
going south for more treatment. However, donations can still
be made in Dana Barr's name at Tongass Federal Credit Union in
A few of the volunteers
for the Dana Barr Fundraiser dinner...
Photo courtesy Gretchen Klein
The volunteers for the Dana Barr Fundraiser March 17th 2005 who
set-up, clean-up, and prepared dinner:
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Bob Pelkey - Jessica Rivera
Norquest Seafoods staff
Tracy Arce - Alli Kitchner
Mary Ann Christensen
Patti Fay Hickox - Jean Howard
Courtney Enright - Kathy Paulson
Rachel and Savannah Scanlon
Nancy and Don Mitchel
Heidi Ekestrand - Nancy Coggins
Dan Ortiz - Rebekah Wiedenhoef
Ketchikan Harley Riders
Tom Le Compte
Priscilla and Aisha Barnett
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