Benefit planned for 7-month-old

The Benton County 4-H Club is holding a silent auction for Mylee Scapanski, Sunday, Nov. 17, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Gilman. The event runs from 3 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The silent auction is an annual event in which Benton County 4-H raises money for a community member or family that is in need. Recipients are generally in need for medical reasons.

This year the silent auction recipient is Mylee Scapanski, the daughter of Brad and Kayla Scapanski from Sauk Rapids. In June, Mylee went into cardiac arrest and was later diagnosed with a very rare disease called restrictive cardiomyopathy. She is in need of a new heart and will stay at the hospital until they find a healthy transplant for her.

All of the proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the Scapanski family.

Those who cannot come to the event, can make a donation of auction items or can volunteer at the event. Donations of auction items can be brought to the Benton County Extension office before Friday, Nov. 15, or to the silent auction site, between 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., the day of the auction.

To learn more, contact Michelle Garcia, at (320) 968-5077 or mkgarcia@umn.edu.

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