600 at dinner for Fish Springs woman
More than 600 people packed the CVIC Hall on Sunday to eat spaghetti and play bingo at a fund-raiser for Fish Springs resident Mindy Schuler who is recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Sandra Bain, who helped organize the dinner, estimated that $4,000 was raised to help the Schulers with medical bills.
“It was overwhelming,” Bain said Monday. “I still can’t believe it.”
Bain said it would be difficult to single out individual donors, but she wanted to thank Sharkey’s casino for supplying and cooking all the food.
“We’re so pumped. We had so many people pulling together and helping. It’s going to take me forever to thank everybody,” she said.
She said diners were lined up around the CVIC Hall in Minden half an hour before dinner was served.
“We had to get more plates and drinks,” Bain said. “Judge (Dave) Gamble had to ask people to please give up their places if they were finished eating just so we could seat everybody.”
Schuler, a pre-school teacher and home daycare provider, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on April 1 and underwent surgery May 12 in Los Angeles. She and her husband, Tom, are the parents of four children.
“Everybody was in such good spirits at the dinner,” Bain said. “I don’t think Mindy had any idea that all those people know her and love her. I think the love and support will mean more to her than anything.”
A savings account for the Schulers has been set up at the Greater Nevada Credit Union in Minden.