Last fall I posted an entry about a UTMB family who lost a loved one to a wicked Colorado storm. Walter Eugene Benskin of Santa Fe, husband of UTMB GCRC staffer Cheryl Benskin, was lost in a blizzard while on a hunting trip.
There’s a fundraiser planned by a group that helped the Benskin family and friends in their search, and that hopes to return to Rio Blanco County this spring to help the family find closure. Texas EquuSearch plans its Third Annual “Mission for the Missing” benefit, on Saturday, May 19 from 1 to 11 pm at the Galveston County Fairgrounds, Ed Pickett Hall, in Hitchcock, Texas. Events include a Bar BQ dinner and dancing, live auction beginning at 4:30; silent auction and games. There will also be a raffle for a 2007 Harley FXST Softail Standard motorcycle, sponsored by Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Raffle tickets are on sale for $25. For more information or tickets, contact Cheryl (she’s chairing the event) at (409) 789-4928 or visit http://www.texasequusearch.org