b'VAST NewsWENDY ARACE BENEFITBy Patty CompanikWendy Arace has been the treasurer for the Derry Sled Dogs for over 10 years and the treasurer for the Weston Rod & Gun Club. On August 24 a benefit was held to raise money for her medical expenses.If you attend the Derry Dogs Ride-in each season, it is held at Wendy andoutstanding event. Key coordinatorsteam did an incredible job! Music was her husband Miks (Mike) house onwere Valerie, Mike, Nick and Randyplaying outside by the Hale Mountain the National Forest trails. Wendy andDoane, Jon Foster, Mary and BrunoPickers from Bennington county. her husband have been riding all theirLicata, David Johnson, Drew Fraser,At the end of the evening, Wendy said lives. It is a true love for them. WendyKenny Johnson, Erin Kehoe, and soa few words: Thank you for letting even takes her dog on the sled withmany others.me be a part of your lives and thank her. She has a special set up and theThe donations for the silent auctionyou for being a part of mine. An dog loves it! were pages long. So many generousestimate (numbers still being finalized) Many people in the community knowbusinesses throughout Vermontof $9,000 - $10,000 was raised at this her. Wendy is one of those people whodonated. The Andover Mountainevent!unconditionally volunteers to helpSnow Riders and the Derry Sled DogsAnyone who was unable to attend the wherever and whenever she can. Inalso donated to the auction. Foodbenefit but would still like to donate addition to the treasurer positions sheConcessions of Vermont (which servescan send a check payable to Wendy has held, she has been involved inBromley and Smugglers Notch) madeArace Benefit and mail it to Mike rehabbing wild animals and helping atthe food and donated all the helpDoane, 146 Doane Lane, Londenderry, the Thrifty Attic in town. that evening. Many of the vendorsVT 05148.Wendy was diagnosed with cancerprovided food at cost. Erin Kehoe and over a year ago and has had surgery and everything else that goes along with that ugly word. Her family and friends wanted to help her since she has helped so many others through the years. Valerie, Mike (Derry Dogs trail coordinator) and their son Nick Doane (President of the Weston Gun Club) came up with the idea to do the benefit and thought the two clubs could do this together.A team of folks quickly got together and within three weeks pulled off this Wendy and her husband, Mik.Fall 2019 | 7'