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Benefit fund-raiser dinner for Sierra Jane Downing

By Joanne Irons

Special to The SUN

Pagosa Springs Youth Center is sponsoring and hosting a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30- 8 p.m. to support Sierra Jane Downing.

A donation of $10 for dinner (children 10 and under, $5) will include pasta, salad, bread and dessert. There will be entertainment and silent and goody bag auctions.

All proceeds from the event will go into the Wells Fargo Sierra Jane Downing account to help offset her medical bills following her successful treatment for bubonic plague.

The Pagosa Springs Youth Center is located next to the Town Park athletic field.

This story touched the hearts of many, not only from Pagosa Springs, but around the world. Darcy and Sean Downing shared Sierra Jane’s story in efforts to help save a life, as they saw firsthand how quickly life can change. The Downings mentioned the community spirit and love that Pagosa Springs shared with their family. The love continues with support from the youth and staff at the center, as well as from merchants, restaurants and friends of the family.

For tickets, to make donations or with questions, call the Pagosa Springs Youth Center at 264-5030.

This story was posted on September 26, 2012.