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Community gathers for fundraiser for Brianne Mason Simmons

A large crowd gathers in Huntington at the Canyon View Junior High to help raise funds for Brianne Mason Simmons family.


The benefit for Brianne Mason Simmons was held last week at Canyon View Junior High in Huntington. There was a large turnout and event organizers viewed the event as a great success. There was a pulled pork dinner, bake sale and silent auction. There were bounce houses for the kids and nail painting. Papparazzi jewlery was available for sale with all proceeds going to benefit Brianne.

Event orgnizers, Lindsay Oman, Nicole Bennett and Laurel Magnuson wish to thank everyone who donated to the fund raiser. There were dozens of items on the silent auction and on the raffle. "We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who donated and came out to support Brianne. The fund raiser was a huge success and the people of Carbon and Emery counties were really generous in their donations," said organizers.

The raffle was held on Nov. 8 the winners are: gun-Greg Barton; Tavaputs Ranch stay-Terry Fox; bbq grill-Jeri Spradley; laptop computer-Cordie Moosman; quilt-Barry Atwood; Baby Basket-Ursula Beckman; movie basket-Randy Magnuson; $50 gift certificate and Thanksgiving decor from Gordon's Floral-Judy Sullivan; Hitachi drill set-Bret Hansen; afghan-Cori Oveson; silver platter-Heather Odendahl; bbq set-Pete Cowley; one month Zumba-Amber Baker; coffee mug-Guy Newton; cut and color-Virginia Saindon; spa treatment-A. Chantelcan; 60 minute massage-Stephanie Oviatt; Price floral certificates-Debbie Allred, John Nielson, Judy Truman and Heather Thomas; photo session-Greg Barton and Nick Black from Chris Gazell photo; Landon Diesel service-Barbara Rasmussen; pedicure-Velvet Farley; gel nails-John Davis; jewlery-Mandy Potter; photo gallery-Kimball Larsen; chocolate plate-Justin Ward; hummingbird feeder-Brooke Peterson; light fixture-Carlson; candle burner kit-Loretta Bagley.

Brianne is currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer which originally started in the cervix and has moved to other parts of her body. She is the recently widowed mother of four daughters and she lives in Lawrence. She greatly appreciates the support of her community of family and friends and everyone who has stepped up to help her in her time of need.

Editor's note: It is with great sadness that we must report Brianne lost her battle with cancer on Monday morning. We decided to go ahead with the coverage of the fund raiser to raise awareness for this family and these young daughters of Brianne that will need continued love and support as they carry on without their mother. We also wanted to show what a great community we live in as they have supported this family in their time of need. Please continue to support this family in the future.

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