VFW hosting a benefit for the family of Don Mills today

Shannon Mills, Robbie WigleyDon Mills with daughter TaylorOur Valley Pond Townhouse Association neighbor, Shannon Mills (pictured at left with my wife Robbie), has had a lot to deal with lately. 

Her townhouse burned down in 2009, she lost her job at Froggy Bottoms when it closed due to flooding last fall, and in February, her husband, Don Mills, died of colon cancer.

According to this blog post on KYMN: VFW hosts benefit for Mills family Saturday:

The Northfield VFW hosts a benefit for the family of Don Mills this Saturday. Don passed away in February after battling cancer, leaving behind wife Shannon and three children, Taylor, Christopher and Landon…

Saturday’s benefit will feature a variety of activities, including a spaghetti dinner at 5:00, a beer bash at 6:00 and a Texas Hold ‘em tournament that begins at 8:00. There will also be a silent auction starting at 4:00. If you’d like to make a cash donation to the family, you can do so at the First National Bank of Northfield. The benefit gets underway Saturday at the Northfield VFW.

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  1. Jennifer Torgrimson said:

    For anyone who is wondering what will be happening at the benefit, here’s a quick run-down…and thank you to everyone who is volunteering to help and all of the people and businesses who have donated items to make this event a success!

    *Silent Auction from 4pm to 8pm

    *Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm to 7:30pm ($8 per person)

    *Beer Bash and Raffle from 6pm to 8pm ($8 per person, need not be present to win)

    *Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at 8pm ($15 donation to the family). All prizes were donated for the event, top 5 players will receive prizes.

    *DJ at 8pm and Karaoke around 9pm-? (donated by Electric Fusion Entertainment)

    Cash donations may be sent to First National Bank of Northfield “Don Mills Fund” at 329 Division St, Northfield MN 55057 or call 507-645-5656.

    The Mills Family has again and again said that they very much appreciate the support that living in Northfield has given them during their difficult last couple of years. Please join me in supporting them!

    April 9, 2011

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