Dear family, friends and community of Colfax: Wow! That was quite the event that took place Aug. 5 at the community center on Jim’s behalf and mine. We are both humbled and overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and generosity of our family, friends, coworkers and community of Colfax. The support is unbelievable. A friend said it best, “It’s why we live in Colfax, we take care of our own, we’re one big, happy family.” There were many family members and friends that put a lot of time and energy into planning and organizing this fundraising benefit to help us with our medical costs. It would take a whole page to list everyone who was involved and donated to the cause. But without the help of the Ysunzas, Satterlees, Ballengers, Colliers, Owens, Rutters, Harrisons, Brunkhorsts and Zendners getting the ball rolling the event would have never happened. Of course the community stepped up to the occasion. Sierra Market was extremely generous and both the Soroptomist and Lion’s clubs came through, as always. We are forever grateful, a night we will never forget, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Jim and Debbie Collier, Colfax Editor’s note: Colfax native Debbie Collier was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.