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Community rallies around one of its own

Dear Editor:

I don’t think I have to tell you what a great place we live in. The beauty of our surrounding mountains and rivers makes this place special; it’s what brought most of us here originally.

Saturday, July 9, I experienced what keeps us here. A community willing to come out to help and support one another. Lloyd Willits was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and has been unable to work for several months while undergoing treatment. The community rallied together and put on a fabulous fundraiser! The Lloyd Willits’ Red Neck Ball was a huge success!

Lloyd and Gena Willits have given so much to our community over the years; they have donated time and money in the past, supporting many of us in ways we could not imagine. Their lifetime of generosity was the obvious reason so many turned out for Lloyd Willits’ Red Neck Ball. It was great seeing so many people, our valley family, I’d like to say. The Willits had a great time and were truly touched to see all of the support this valley is showing them.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and businesses that donated items to raise money for Lloyd Willits. Thank you to Two Rivers for the location, and thank you to the bands that came out to play music. Thank you to all of the people that worked together to organize this event. Thank you to all that attended.

Lloyd is done with his chemo and is slowly getting back into the swing of things. We hope this little bit of money that is raised will take the weight of bills off his shoulders so he can focus on healing. If you would like to make a donation please feel free to drop it off at the El Jebel location of Bank of Colorado and make it out to the Lloyd Willits Benefit. Or, mail it to Bank Of Colorado, Lloyd Willits Fund, 655 Valley Road, El Jebel, CO 81623. For more details, call (970) 704-1144.

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