Many hands played role in Colton’s Crew success

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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 am

Saturday’s benefit for Colton Prince brought in more than $40,000 at the Colton’s Crew fundraiser at the American Legion.

This, in addition to other fundraisers, has brought in more than $50,000 for Colton as he battles Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendric Cell Neoplasm, a rare form of cancer that has characteristics of both Lymphoma and Leukemia.

“My goal was $10,000, $15,000 maybe,” said Jeree Menning, who coordinated the event.

She said the event hosted roughly 700 people.

Menning said she and Alison Pickner, who also coordinated the fundraiser, are very appreciative of the many individuals and businesses that donated time and money to Colton’s Crew.

“We cannot express enough how much we want to acknowledge everybody,” she said.

Menning said members of Resurrection Lutheran Church volunteered their time to man the kitchen for the entire day, Jeromy Schnell donated the bounce house which raised more than $1,000, and many area businesses donated money and auction items as well.

Colton, 13, was also very appreciative of the more than 700 crowd.

“It’s really encouraging,” he said, adding everyone was very energetic.

“It’s really nice seeing them all,” he said.

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