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Area Clubs Team Up for Craig Bentley Benefit this Sunday

By Mark Askelson (2/15/17)

Twin Valley, MN -- The Felton Rod and Gun Club, Wild Rice Conservation Club,  and Twin Valley and Flom Area Lions are all teaming up to help out a fellow outdoor enthusiast in need. Craig Bentley of Felton was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in early December and has been getting treatment ever since. The three groups will be hosting a Pancake Feed and Silent Auction this Sunday, February 19th at the Twin Valley Community Center to help Craig out. Craig talks about his diagnosis and his ongoing treatments.

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Craig has a long road ahead of him, but he’s been able to stay positive with help from his wife Sarah and their 10 year old son Ryan. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he’s been able to enjoy the outdoors briefly this winter while he still can. Craig says when he heads down to Rochester for additional treatment; he won’t be able to leave for more than a month.

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Craig is the vice president of the Felton Rod and Gun Club and is a Firearm Safety instructor. He’s also originally from Twin Valley and has proudly supported the Wild Rice Conservation Club over the years. Both he and his wife Sarah were humbled from the support they’ve gotten from friends and the associated clubs with this benefit and all the support they’ve received as they go through this journey.

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The Pancake Feed Benefit and Silent Auction will be this Sunday from 9am until 1pm at the Twin Valley Community Center. Some of the Silent Auction items include a Yeti Cooler, 43” Smart TV, Daisy BB Gun, AstroStart, Miscellaneous toys, a grill and a smoker, various gift cards to area businesses, many hunting and fishing items, and much, much more. All the funds raised by the benefit will be used to help cover medical expenses. 

Listen to the interview with Craig and Sarah Bentley below:

Craig Bentley Benefit Interview