Letter to the Editor

Generosity for Tim

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We have always known that we live in a great place. However, the generosity of area residents and those far beyond our borders has taken our breath away.

We held a two-day 'Tunes for Tim" fundraiser last weekend and the response has been phenomenal.

We thank the folks at Smokin' Jake's and The Gardens for furnishing some of the food for Tunes for Tim. We also thank the additional cooks and bakers for the food and desserts they brought in both Friday and Saturday nights.

To those of you from coast to coast who mailed a donation, dropped one off at Ruebin's or came to enjoy the evenings and gave so generously, a huge thank you. Tim Horsman and his family and friends are overwhelmed by your well wishes and generous gifts. This has gone far above and beyond our expectations! Your generosity is unbelievable.

The event couldn't have happened without all the musicians who donated their time and many talents to put on two full evenings of great entertainment as well as donating funds for the cause. There are not enough words to convey our gratitude to all of you. We appreciate all the help with publicity we received from the Iowa RockNRoll Music Association. The story that appeared in the Dickinson County News was very nice and we know Tim and his family are warmed by it.

We wish you all a most joyous Christmas and blessed New Year. Your giving will help make Tim's recovery much easier to achieve.

With humble and deep appreciation,

Jim Hentges, Mark Happe and the staff at Ruebin's Theatre