Thank you Elk River for your support of Alan Sakry benefit

I wanted to write a letter of thanks to the Elk River community for coming together to help one of our own. Alan Sakry has been a staple within the business community and beyond. From his work with the Chamber of Elk River to various boards, his impact is felt throughout the area. The affect that he has had was returned 10-fold last week at his benefit. About 1,000 people came out to support him and his family. Many of those people supported not only by attending but by participating in purchasing silent auction items, T-shirt sales, organizing the event, and so much more. The support of our community was awe-inspiring! The stroke that has sidelined Alan was a blow to us all and one which knocked the collective wind out of our lungs. Thursday’s benefit felt like that air rushing back in. Thank you to everyone who played a part! — Kevin Bergstrom, Elk River