Letter: Thanks for the ‘amazing’ response for Jacob

We thank the Rappahannock News for its coverage of Jacob Walter Higgins, our 15-year-old son and grandson, during his ongoing treatment for leukemia.  

The fundraising event this past Friday (Sept. 7) at Gadino Cellars was truly amazing. Some of us had never been to Gadino Cellars before. The ambiance was warm and welcoming, and the food contributed by so many businesses and individuals was delicious. The music from the Turkey Ridge String Band made the event even more enjoyable.

We understand more than 125 people attended, and we were delighted to hear it raised more than $3,600!

We thank Bob Chappell and the band, Bill and Aleta Gadino and staff, the Rappahannock Lions Club (especially committee chair Bill Pragluski), our friends, neighbors and the Rappahannock education community for coming out in support of Jacob.

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to this community for its love and support for our family and Jacob during this difficult time. Our friends, family and neighbors have shared such a wonderful outpouring of kindness and generosity. We are more grateful than words can express. Thank you for keeping us in your hearts and prayers.

Rhonda and David Higgins
Charles and Betty Hilliard

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