Lucky in friendship


To the Editor:I can’t begin to adequately thank everyone involved in the “Jimmy Buffet Fundraiser” held for me at the P.A. Club April 16. I’m told over 200 people came and there was plenty of good food. Christine Box and her band, the Sting Rays, provided the night with wonderful dance music. Lenny Clark (famous Island pig-roaster) and a gang of men barbecued 150 pounds of chicken, provided by Reliable Market and Stop & Shop, on a huge grille. My many friends cooked all the appetizers provided. Debbie Rogers and Barbara Phillips organized the whole event through “You’ve Got a Friend” and outdid themselves. There were over 70 gift items donated by friends and supporters, offered in a “Silent Auction,” and everyone had a wonderful time. It was an incredible undertaking and it all came together so well. Nice work everyone.I was so sorry I could not attend but have seen the great pictures, the patches to be made into a quilt, and the guest book. We have lived on this Island for 25 years and have seen how Islanders give so generously to those in need. I am so appreciative for this fundraiser and to the many others who have come forward to offer and lend a hand. I thank The West Tisbury Congregational Church members, my whole family on- and off-Island and the many friends I’ve made on this beautiful Island. I really feel the love and support. I hope to be on the mend soon. I still have six weeks of radiation treatments ahead and will be staying with my daughter in Malden, traveling daily to Dana-Farber in Boston. I already can’t wait to be home. I am the luckiest lady.

Brenda T. Lehman

Oak Bluffs