Family Solicits Assistance from Island Community

Ben Parker Put in Bay

Ben and Anne, circa 1990

Thanks to everyone involved there is going to be a benefit fundraiser for my brother Ben Parker  on Sunday, September  18th  at 1 PM at the Boathouse. Ben has been diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s .  One thing he wants to do is come home and play with Ben Dover and the Screamers and some other 80’s era island bands.  There will also be a  live and silent auction. I’m asking for donations for any  item or service folks will bid on–from plane rides to window washing, to leaf raking, island tour, gift baskets, boat rides, babysitting, use of a golf cart, a night’s lodging, in a restaurant.  Heck, Larry Knaser donated a porta-potty for a weekend party! I will come get goodies anytime (except for the aforementioned outhouse which won’t fit on my cart!).  Please call:  419-635-6757 or 285 -5500.

You can learn more about Ben’s life right now on his Facebook page, but he calls himself Benjamin . . . fancy!

With much, sincere gratitude, Marsha Parker