■ Scott Reynolds benefit planned
Brainerd native Scott Reynolds, 33, was struck by a car on July 27. He suffered extensive injuries and will require months of medical care. There will be a benefit for him on Thursday. A silent auction will be held from 4-8 p.m. at Pain Ink, 217 S. 7th St., Brainerd, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at The Hubb, 718 Laurel St., Brainerd. There will be seven hours of live music as well. World Famous will perform from 4-6 p.m. Brendan Flynn will perform from 6-7:30 p.m. Seth Doud will be from 9-10:30 p.m. and Dead Larry will perform from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Items for the auctions and prizes include original paintings and artwork, gift cards and gift certificates, clothing, beauty products, salon packages, furniture, tickets and more.
To help or donate for the silent auction, contact Luke at 218-820-9823 or Latoja at 218-838-2918.
To follow him on Caring Bridge, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/scottreynolds.
■ Taylor Grace benefit planned
Craig and Shana Nguyen received the news that all families pray not to hear. Taylor Grace, their 18-month-old daughter, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. On June 25, Taylor Grace began her first of three rounds of chemotherapy at the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital where she and her parents have been and will be living for many months to come. Taylor is constantly undergoing extensive/exhausting/painful tests and treatments with a potential bone marrow transplant in the future.
Family and friends will hold a benefit Sept. 14 at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Social hour is to begin at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and silent auction and raffle drawings from 5-7 p.m. Cost: $10, adults; $5, children 10 and under. Rubber orange and purple wristband bracelets are available for $3.
We are seeking businesses and persons to help support the Nguyen family’s benefit by donating any goods, services or offerings you may have. All donations, big and small, are greatly accepted and appreciated. Contact Tonya Stangel, MLTPD. Call 320-532-7416 or mail to 43408 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN 56359. A bank account has been set up for monetary donations at any US Bank. The name of the fund is “Taylor Grace Cancer Fund.”
Taylor’s journey can be followed on Caring Bridge as “Sweet Taylor Grace.”
■ WHS class of 1958
The Washington High School class of 1958 will meet for coffee and planning of the 55th class reunion at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Northwest Pizza/Boardwalk Bread and Bagel.
■ Area Bridge scores
Jenkins VFW: Jim Turner, 6910; Bruce Peck, 6280; Myrna Turner, 6220; Lynne Zweiner, 5800.
Whitefish Golf Course, North-South: Betty Moynagh and Bill McGoldrick, 99.5; Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 95.5; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 95.5; and Marijane Pearce and Dale Dickie, 88.5. East-West: Shirley Reinhart and Florence DeLong, 96.5; Emily Schuldt and Pat Nentl, 88; Sharon and Karl Larson, 87.5.
Maucieri’s: Gayle Tyacke, 8440; Roseann Stans, 7120; Donna Fleer, 6660; Dale Dickie, 6580.
Jenkins VFW, North-South: Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 115; Bruce Eastman and Jim Huble, 111; and Marijane Pearce and Dale Dickie, 105.5. East-West: Jan Hauge and Betty Wagner, 98; Dave and Carol Fredlund, 95; Don and Sharon Berglund, 90.5.
Anyone interested in joining any of the bridge games can contact Jim Thompson at 218-543-4688.
Anyone interested in joining the bridge game at the Crosslake Community Center, call the Center at 218-692-4271.
■ Brainerd Legion upcoming events
Commander Ed’s breakfast buffet will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids.
Steak Date Night will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd Legion. Cost is $11 or two dinners for $20.
■ Duplicate bridge scores
North-South: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 62; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 58.5.
East-West: Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 61; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 50.5.
■ VFW Friday dinner
The VFW Friday dinner will be walleye serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone at the VFW. Cost: $10. Reservations are appreciated by calling the VFW Club at 829-6393.
■ WHS class of 1957
The Washington High School class of 1957 will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille.
■ Senior dances
Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at Motley Ten-Hi with music by Marie and The Boys; and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo with music by Mr. Morgan.
■ Pig roast fundraiser
The fifth annual pig roast to raise money for the Crow Wing County DWI Court will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday on the east lawn of Crow Wing County Courthouse. The event is sponsored by the Brainerd Jaycees. Sandwich, beverage, chips and a side for $5.