2011-11-24 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks to ’Ganny and musicians for benefit

On Oct. 30, a benefit was held at the Narragansett Café in memory of Jamestown resident Josh Barber, who took his own life on Aug. 31, 2010. The event, which included entertainment by some of the best musicians in the area, was held to celebrate Josh’s life and begin raising money for a nonprofit foundation.

The purpose of this letter is to publicly recognize the tremendously generous support of the owners of the Narragansett Café. John Recca and Cathy Squires not only graciously offered to provide the venue, but also prepared and served a tremendous buffet as a donation to We All Move On (WAMO). As if that wasn’t enough, John and Cathy have recently notified us that they are donating all proceeds taken by the Café during the event.

WAMO is a nonprofit that we have established in Josh’s memory to raise awareness of the second highest cause of death in the United States in men of his age, and to eventually create a program to fill the gap between in-patient and out-patient care. John and Cathy have helped us take a giant step toward that end.

Thanks also to the musicians and the hundreds of people who supported the event and donated to WAMO. For more information on WAMO, go to WeAllMoveOn.org

John, Darla and Maggie

Barber

Umiak Avenue

Jamestown

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