Photo: Taking care of their own |

Photo: Taking care of their own

A benefit for Old Snowmass couple Bennett and Jessica Bramson, held Aug. 1 at El Jebowl, attracted more than 250 people. The fund-raiser included a silent auction. Both Bennett and Jessica are plagued with health problems that could lead to possibly six surgeries in a four-month span. "The response was simply overwhelming and Jess and I were in tears that night and the next morning at the level of beneficence in this community," Bennett said.
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