Opinion: Thanks for the many visitors at Dreaming Tree Ranch in Potsdam
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:45 am

The members of the Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who spent their day with us at 185 Wilkinson Rd. for our Open House at The Lodge at Dreaming Tree Ranch.

We were overwhelmed in the most positive sense of the word with the turnout at our first event at our Lodge. Hundreds of our friends, family, and community members showed up to take a tour, enjoy the music, food, drinks and atmosphere, and we could not be more grateful to see such positivity from everyone who came to visit.

Aside from the kind words and shared smiles, we were also able to raise $17,000 in donations and proceeds from merchandise sales. This is a sum that blew our expectations out of the water, and it will go a long way toward continuing our project.

Special gratitude needs to be extended to Kenny Gibson of Little River Construction, Waylon Maitland of Maitland’s Flooring, Jonathan Pinckney, the Canton Community Foundation, Tommy and Melissa Cloce, Rivers Septic, Joel Howie of Canton Apples, the Blanchard Family, Lauris Kelly, Wayne Dalton Doors, Chris Flint, the Waydown Wailers, The Stadium Sports Bar, and all of our volunteers and members for all of their help in getting The Lodge to where it is now, and for all of the help we know they will provide in the future. We are blessed to have such a selfless network of professionals and volunteers.

We thank everyone for their contributions and love before, during and since our open house event. We are not done, and we want to continue to share our journey with you, so stay tuned for more events and updates as we go. Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see everyone at our next event!

Jake Newman, spokesman

Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation, Inc.