Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Around Town

Make a Difference Foundation plans Saturday event

The Make a Difference Foundation, which provides opportunities for the disadvantaged of all ages with a focus on educating youth about giving back, will hold a multi-faceted benefit at Silverbell Ranch on the northern end of Broadford Road in Hailey on Saturday, Aug. 11.

People are asked to bring cash donations, school supplies, clothing and anything else that can help someone in need.

The event will include Asian food and the music of Steph Sloan and the Elephant Parade, Of Shape and Colour, and Charlie Stew and the Cosmonauts.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and attendees are asked to pay what they can.

Catherine's Benefit open to all

A benefit for Catherine Samway, who suffered a severe stroke, will be held at the Forest Service Park in Ketchum on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 6-10 p.m. The public is invited to hear the music of Capt. Dano & The Nobodies, Up a Creek and Old Death Whisper and to contribute to the cause.

On Mother's Day, Samway's children found that she had suffered a severe stroke. She is now relearning to speak and use the right side of her body. Her children have organized "Catherine's Benefit" to help fund her recovery as well as raise awareness of strokes.

There will also be a silent auction with items from The Picket Fence, Scott USA, Lululemon, Zou 75 and others.

For more information, contact Courtney Samway at 721-7045.

Hike to help Blaine County man walk

A hike to benefit Jake Jefferson, who was injured in a speed-flying accident Memorial Day and is working to regain the use of his legs, will be held Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Proctor Loop in Sun Valley.

There is a $20 entry fee and a chance to raise more money through sponsors. A prize will be given to the hiker who raises the most funds.

Participants may register online until Aug. 11, or until 10 a.m. at the event

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NAMI Connections has new home in Hailey

The National Alliance for Mental Illness broke in their new offices last weekend with a barbecue on the grounds of their new home on the corner of Main Street and Maple in Hailey.

The office is open in the lower level beneath the Hailey Chamber Office.

Connections support meetings, which are open to anyone with a diagnosis, will be held there on Mondays, from 5:30-7 p.m.

For other hours and support meetings and information, call Executive Director Wendy Norbom at 309-1987.

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