To the editor:

Earlier this year, in February, an event was put on here in Portland at Jay Community Center.

The event was in support of helping out a young lady who was diagnosed with cancer.

It was very overwhelming the response and support this young lady was given by this community during the event.

The event had a basketball tournament, cornhole tournament, free-throw contest, 50/50 raffle, a four-wheeler raffle and a bounce house.

A very special thank you to Jay Community Center for the use of their wonderful center, Post 211 American Legion Riders for heading this wonderful event up.

The following businesses and individuals who donated items for the silent auction:

Cuervos Tacos II, Jeff Hall, Nesha Anderson, Sarah Farris, Cryo Beauty and Wellness, Renegade Customs, Cindy Denney, Ashley Hopkins, Jay County Hospital registration, the Wiggins family, All Weather Heating and Cooling, Fear Powersports, Chet and Amy Franks, Subway, Amanda May, Jo Ann Lazer, El Camino Real, Pit’s Cocktail Lounge, Krista, Holly, Kortney, Courtnee and Teresa Taylor, All Circuit Electrical, Kenzie Keen, Abby Brockman, the Denney family, Cook’s Nursery, Connie Fear, the Flower Nook, Anna Zarate, Abby Brockman, Kenzie Keen, Union Chapel Ministries, Laura Ferguson, Randon Huftel, Glenda Votaw, Angie Byrum, Auto Zone, Wings and Rings, Hometown Hardware (Erin Davis), Jay Beverage, Goodrich Brewery, Deer Park Boutique, Jay Community Center, Greek’s Pizzeria, Jean Ann Poole, Amanda Knight, Brittany Vance, Crafty Customs, Emily Tarter, El Carreton, Jessica Kerrigan, Display Craft, M&M Market, Jenny VanSkyock, Chrissy Martin, B&D Transport, U.S. Aggregates, Dr. David Fullenkamp, RC Automotive, Craven Nutrition, Rollin’ J Lanes, Pizza Hut, Angie Schlechty, J&C Apparel, Chelsea Aker, Accelerated Curing, Just 4 Paws, East of Chicago Pizza, Arby’s, Abby Hullinger, Sue Burke, Wildflower Beauty Lounge (Magan Douglass), Bizy Dips, Diana Franks, True Value, Cassie Alexander, Schmit Chiropractic, Steve Schlechty, Tracy Winn, Amy McAbee, Night and Day Creation, Troyer’s, Eme Lennartz, Pizza King, Maria Trent, Mrs. Wick's Restaurant & Pie Shop, Bloom’s Discount, Locker’s Touch of Country, Jeff and Terry Burk, Brewster Jewelry, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Tiffany and Mark Alberson, Clear Choice Chiropractic, Patriot Fitness, Gourmet Cupboard, Greg Ashley, Jay County Therapeutics, Kerri Fosnaugh, Kelsey Castillo, Annie Frantz and Charlene Theurer.

Thank you.

To everyone who helped by your support in time, donating toward purchasing items, thank you. To all the teams, both cornhole and basketball, thank you also.

In closing, on behalf of the family and friends of Alysia Mann, we say thank you.

Jeff Burk

Post 211 American Legion Riders