I've got to pull myself together and get ready for the benefit for Stan today. It was supposed to be for Stan, but now that he's gone, it's more in honor of him. Lots of people have donated tons of really nice stuff (jewelry, Vikings memorabilia, hunting equipment, way too much to list here) which will be auctioned and raffled off.
Coborn's of Mora has donated food (pulled pork sandwiches, salads, dessert, etc.) and my musician siblings and friends have volunteered to come and play.
Stan's siblings and co-workers at Coborn's have worked hard garnering all the donations and organizing. My hat is off to them for all their efforts.
This event is so bittersweet for me though, it certainly isn't what I had envisioned when we first planned it. But I will pull myself together and put on my new sweater and have a good time enjoying Stan's friends' support. The weather is beautiful for the middle of November, so who could have asked for more?
Memorial Benefit at Bowe's Restaurant and Bar, 118 Railroad Ave., Mora, MN
2-10 p.m. November 12, 2011
Pulled Pork Dinner from 3-7 p.m., Silent Auctions ending at 4, 6, and 8 p.m., music, raffles and games of skill throughout the day.