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The Meriwether benefit

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:Several months ago William A. Meriwether, a truly talented educator, photographer and framer, was diagnosed in September with bone cancer in his spine. Not only did he experience paralysis, but he has undergone several surgeries and is presently receiving radiation treatments. He is at present, unable to work.Many of his friends have gotten together and we are planning a benefit to help raise enough money so that William and his wife Bobbie can maintain their medical insurance, rent, utilities and food bills. It would be devastating if he missed a health insurance payment.On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 46 p.m. we are holding a silent auction benefit at the CMC Blake Center on Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs. We cordially invite people from all walks of life to join in helping us raise money for the Meriwethers. We will have items starting as low as $5 and a money jar for donations, as well as many wonderful pieces of art, services and merchandise generously donated by loving people of the valley. There will be live music donated by Sue Krehbiel and Frank Martin and beverages donated by Roaring Fork Liquors, as well as refreshments donated by Micaela Johns and Scott Folsom.If you would like to donate money directly, you may do so at any Alpine Bank. Send your deposit to the William A. Meriwether Benefit Fund account. Or, you may donate any treasure by dropping it off at the CMC Blake Center on Thursday, Dec. 2, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paperwork will be there for you to fill out and we will happily sell your treasure on Saturday at the benefit. So go through your art collection and recycle! We hope you will come and bring many friends.Please grace William and Bobbie with your thoughts, prayers and participation because although love is good and great and goes a long way, it sometimes is not enough!Wewer KeohaneCattle Creek

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