The recent benefit raffle for Ashley (Barnes) Kishman has been a large success, thanks to so many Hillsboro area folks and well wishers who bought tickets to help the former HHS grad who is currently battling cancer.
More than $7,000 was raised, including an anonymous $2,000 contribution!
And the winners are....
• First Place Prize winner of a Wenonah Canoe was Ann Birdd of Hillsboro;
• Second Place Prize winner of a pizza party for 25 at the Hillsboro Brewing Company was Kate (von Falkenstein) Hahn of Hillsboro;
• Third Place Prize winner of a gift basket from Organic Valley was Heather Nelson Daines of Louisville, Ky.
Ashley was feeling well enough to attend the drawing and even picked the winning tickets.
She had her third chemotherapy treatment on Monday and now has five left to take. She will have seven weeks of radiation following the chemo.
If you didn’t get a chance to purchase a raffle ticket and would still like to help this important cause, you can make a donation to the Ashley Kishman Benefit Account at Farmers State Bank, 726 Water Ave., Hillsboro WI, 54634.
This Monday, May 27, local patriots will once again be saluting our great country with the annual Memorial Day Celebration.
The Parade will start at the Library and continue down High Avenue to Water Street. As is tradition, the parade will stop for a salute at the hospital and then continue on to Field Veterans Memorial Park, where the actual ceremony will take place. The marchers will include Military Veterans, Scouts, Firemen, and the HHS Marching Band.
This year’s guest speaker will be Hillsboro School District Superintendent Curt Bisarek.
Attending the parade and ceremony is a great way to celebrate our pride in this great country and all those who have served to protect the freedom that is symbolized in Old Glory.
Let’s hope the weather will cooperate as much as all those folks will!
Another thought that comes to mind is that Memorial Day is also a great time to take a walk through Mount Vernon and sort of breathe in all the history that is represented by all those tombstones, old and new.
Pay special attention to all the proud flags that are flying over the graves of those who wore the uniform and fought for the United States in many cases, all the way back to the Civil War.
Those same names are inscribed in our proud Military Memorial on the lakefront.
Take the time to read them, and you’ll discover that a feeling of true pride and gratitutde is is a major part of the experience.