On behalf of the Ian R. McDuffie spaghetti dinner benefit that was held on March 4, we'd like to express our gratitude to all who came and donated as well as all the additional donations that were mailed in. We received an overwhelming amount of monetary support as well as local businesses and volunteers donating their time.
A thank you sometimes just isn't enough, and we would like to recognize the businesses that so benevolently gave to this benefit: TJ's Pizzeria, Meatland, I-Haul Transport, Four Score Tattoo, Sanders Motorsports, Greno Industries, Small Town Sound, PROforma, Shrader & Shrader, Quandt's, Adirondack Beverage, Antonucci's, Lanzi's, Sam's Restaurant, Bill's Beverage, Deli Master, Rauch Bakery, Al's Pizzeria, Leonzo Pizza, Freihofer's in Nelliston, Price Chopper, Hannaford, Times Union Center, Town of Mohawk Fire Department, Hill & Markes, ItalyMondo, Fulton County Barbershop and many other members of the community.
Enough money was raised to offset some of the unexpected expenses to Ian's family and to establish a scholarship fund. As many of you know, Ian was an amazing drummer. Music was his life, so the Ian R. McDuffie Music Scholarship has been set up and will be given to a Fonda-Fultonville senior this year as well as in years to follow. Ian gave to everyone he met in his short journey of life, so it's only fitting for this scholarship to give back to those who have the same passion and talent in music as he did.
Again, it was you, the community, who made this all happen, and we can't thank you enough. The amount of love and support that you have shown is a testament to what a great community it is that we live in. Thank you again.
Financial contributions toward the scholarship can be made at any SEFCU location to: Ian McDuffie Benefit, or mail to P.O. Box 22, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.