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Please! Your help is needed this Holiday season
By Rita Carro


December 09, 2008

Two Ketchikan people are fighting for their lives and need your help. Many of you may already know that both John and Brenda Murphy (Owners of Ketchikan Welding and Murphy's Custom Metal Art) are both battling Cancer. These two people have helped many and have lived in Ketchikan for many years.

Right now there are a few different ways that you can help this couple get through these trying times.

First, there is an Auction/Spaghetti feed fundraiser that will be happening on December 14th at Holy Name Parish Hall starting at 4:00pm. If you would like to donate something to this auction, you may call Rose at (907) 225-6361. If you would like to attend the auction it is $10.00 a person or $20.00 a family.

Second, Everyday Alaskan Gifts located at 405 Dock street is currently carrying a large amount of beautiful metal works provided by Murphy's Custom Metal Art. They want to liquidate this inventory so that they can give as much as they can to John and Brenda. If you have any questions about this call Rita at (907) 617-0758.

Third, there is an account at Alaska USA Credit Union/ Safeway store that has been set up for John and Brenda Murphy where you can deposit your donations.

So, as you go on and live out your every day lives if you happen to notice you're hungry on December 14th and don't feel like making some supper, please come down to Holy Name and have a Spaghetti dinner with some other giving Ketchikan residents. Or, if you happen to be out Christmas shopping in the downtown area and see some metal works in Everyday Alaskan Gifts see if you can give a gift that could keep on giving. Or, maybe you might just be getting a few groceries at Safeway. If so maybe you can take that change that comes out of the machine, bring it over to the USA Credit union, and wish Brenda and John a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you Ketchikan and God Bless this Holiday season,

Rita Carro
Ketchikan, AK


Received December 08, 2008 - Published December 09, 2008



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