Community comes together for Jordan benefit

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Family and friends of Tiny Jordan - including Peter Martin, left, Eileen Casey, Bruce Beattie, Charlotte Williams, Marg Best, Millie Oickle, Barb Haggerty, Pam Beattie, Barb MacDonald and Angel Martin - pitched in at a Dec. 2 benefit for the Waterville resident. Nancy Kelly

By Nancy Kelly


 The Waterville firehall played host to a Dec. 2 musical fundraiser held for longtime community resident Tiny Jordan.


Jordan’s family and friends from Waterville and Morristown and points in between converged on the hall for an afternoon of musical entertainment by South Alton’s  Matt Lunn and a line-up of popular local musicians.


Jordan, who has lived in Waterville for over 30 years and faced some medical challenges in the past few months, was back in hospital the day of the benefit. Her  sister-in-law, Marg Best, coordinated the event with the help of a group of volunteers.


“It came together fairly quickly,” said Best. “The musicians, people in these communities are so generous.”


A freewill offering at the door, a bake sale of donated goods and a basket raffle contributed to the afternoon’s proceeds, all of which will help Jordan with her medical expenses. As Jordan’s deceased husband Henry was a longtime volunteer firefighter in his community, the Waterville and District Fire Department offered to host the event at no charge. 


“Tiny really wanted to be here, and she is really touched that people came out to show their support,” added Best.

Organizations: District Fire Department

Geographic location: Jordan, Waterville, Morristown

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