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Benefit Dinner for Donna Davis Held at McRae Park

A benefit was held today for Donna Davis, who recently had surgery to remove a brain tumor and is going back to the hospital for treatment on her lungs.

At McRae Park at 2:00 in the afternoon in Alpena on Saturday, a community gathered for music, food, and raffles. It was in support of Donna Davis, who recently had surgery to remove a mass on her brain. Now, she will have to go back into the hospital for more treatment for a spot on her lungs.

“It’s nice to see people return, cause Donna’s been the one that’s been there for everybody all their lives, so it’s awesome to see people come back and supporting her, and showing the love,” Davis’ sister, Vicki Gauthier, said.

Davis means a lot to this community, and it was evident by the large number of people who showed up to enjoy some food, get together with friends and family, and donate to help Davis on her road to recovery. People packed out the building and formed long lines.

There were silent auctions and 50/50 raffles as well, and Gauthier and Toni Cooley were appreciative of everyone coming out.

“We’ve got some aunts that we haven’t seen in a while, we have some friends, people we haven’t seen in years,” Gauthier said. “Cousins that have turned out, one cousin came from Pontiac for the benefit. Yeah, didn’t expect that one.”

The shirts they were wearing will also be made available for purchase, and the proceeds will go towards Davis and her family.