Jill's Journal: Let's get wild this Saturday

Jill Meier, Journal editor
I hope the headline grabbed your attention. It was meant to.
The “wild” I refer to is the 36th Annual Ed Polzine Wild Game Feed. It’s this Saturday at the Brandon VFW. The buffet line opens at 5:30 p.m. and the auction gets underway at 7 p.m., but come early to claim your place at the table, scour the baubles we’ve collected for the live auction, raffles and games, and as always, enjoy the company that surrounds you. Chances are, you might know them. Or not, and it’s likely, they’re good people who may become a new friend.
I signed on with the game feed gang five years or so ago. It’s a club I’m proud to be part of. My comrades and I do it because we all believe in the mission the wild game feed was first established for: to help local kids fighting cancer and other life-impacting illnesses and/or events.
I didn’t know Ed Polzine, the event’s namesake. But I surely bought into his big heart to make a positive difference for local kids battling cancer. 
While volunteering can sometimes seem like a second job, it’s surely not. Our committee does a great job of turning volunteering into fun. If you question that, stop by a prep night at the VFW this week and check us out. You’re sure to find lots of chatter and laughter while the volunteer work carries on. Better yet, you’re invited to join us!
Let’s face it, cancer stinks. It’s not convenient. It changes life and circumstances, oftentimes keeping moms and dads from working, ultimately draining bank accounts, making life even more difficult to face than it already is.
And that’s where we come in.
Although we’d love nothing more than to be able to wave a magic wand and cure cancer of all kinds, we don’t have that power. But what we do have is the will to help those who’ve been dealt a bad hand, and we do it every year the Saturday night before the Super Bowl.
So, pencil in “a wild Saturday night” on your calendar this week, and help us help kids battling cancer and other life-impacting illnesses and/or events.


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