Letters to the Editor: Fundraiser benefits cancer patients, thanks for tribute

Your response helped her help others
Recently, my sister, Dr. Lynne (Frey) Bliss was diagnosed with cancer. Inspired by the support that the medical community in Farmington is showing her, we organized a fundraiser to help meet the needs of individuals struggling with cancer here with travel assistance for treatment.
We would like to thank everyone who so generously gave by attending the recent fundraising enchilada dinner. The community response was overwhelming! It far surpassed our most optimistic expectations.
There were over 50 people who came and worked, and as many brought delicious desserts. The Hall was flooded with donors, and within an hour, the enchiladas were depleted and the donation jar overflowing. We sincerely apologize to all of those who did not get to eat. To all who donated so generously, those efforts are very much appreciated.
So touching were the reactions of those who stood in line until the food ran out, and those who came after them. As they turned to leave, they too stuffed the donation jar! With smiles on their faces, they said, “Wonderful … great … that’s what we came for.”
Together, we raised over $4,000. The spontaneous outpouring of so much support reflects how deeply cancer touches all of our lives. All of this money will be used to assist Quay County cancer patients with travel assistance for treatment through St. Vincent de Paul. The community’s generosity surpassed our efforts, reminding us of what a great place Tucumcari is to live!

CJ and Audrey (Frey) Wiegel
Tucumcari

I would like to thank the community for its many tributes in memory of Bettie Ditto.
She will be so deeply missed by her family and the community.
She was such a great promoter of our city.

Clara Berg
Tucumcari