Benefit Held to Help Locals Impacted by Hurricane Irma

By Kaileigh Deacon


On Saturday October 28th at the Spednic Club in Baileyville, friends and family gathered to help raise money for three former local residents who now live and work in Key West. Irma wreaked havoc on the Keys, leaving many who live there without work and homes. 

The September hurricane left an incredible trail of destruction through the Keys and uprooted the lives of many residents. When the families and friends heard about the destruction and what these three former Dragons were going to have to face, they came together to support them. 

Ange Robb, Rachel Torrey, and Josh Curtis are all Woodland High School graduates that grew up in this community. All three have moved to Key West, making the beautiful island their home. When Irma tore through, it affected all three of their lives. 

The Spednic Club donated the use of the hall for the benefit, and with the support and giving of the community the benefit was able to raise enough to help these three to start to rebuild their uprooted lives. The spaghetti supper and Chinese auction raised $3,000, allowing for $1,000 each to go to each of the young people to help with whatever they need. 

“It’s good to be from a small community,” Candy Robb said at the benefit Saturday night where the community banded together to help those that needed it, demonstrating that once a Woodland Dragon, always a Woodland Dragon.