Friday, July 19, 2019

Over 200 in attendance for Colby Head’s Benefit

When the Head family arrived to the Mantorville Saloon on Saturday for a Benefit in honor of Colby Head, who passed away from a sudden heart attack on July 1, they didn’t know what to expect.

After the benefit Krissy Head, the wife of Colby simply said it was amazing.

“It was pretty amazing,” she said, “We knew the community was great but just to see how much support we have, we were taken back by it,” she added.

During the benefit over 200 people were in attendance and while the final totals on how much was raised hasn’t been tallied yet they know they raised a significant amount money.

At the least they raised enough money to pay for the ambulance to take Colby to the hospital the day of his heart attack as well a good chunk of the helicopter ride.

“It was so amazing to see that kind of turnout,” Krissy said, “It was way more than I ever expected,” she added.

One of the favorite moments for Krissy during the benefit was being able to see the interactions between Colby’s old friends from growing up and their two sons,  Justin and Logan.

“It was great to see Colby’s friends going up to them and telling funny stories about their dad,” she said, “It was amazing to see all of the people take time out of their lives to support us,” she added.

During the difficult time in their lives Krissy also explained that it is teaching her two sons an important and unfortunate lesson.

“The passing of Colby was so unexpected and a shock to all of us she said,” “It’s teaching the kids an important lesson of never taking anything for granted.

While Krissy explained that Colby would not have approved of a benefit, because he never liked to be the center of attention, he would have been grateful for the support his family received.

Overall Krissy and her family are very grateful for the support that they have received from the generous community.

Some of the people that they would like to thank in particular is the Mantorville Saloon for all of their help with the benefit including providing the meal, along with anyone who came out and supported the benefit or donated  silent auction items.

And of course they are thankful for the continuing support that they have received since Colby was first in the comma.

“We have a really awesome community,” she said.


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