Last spring, while en route to Boise for their son and grandson’s graduation from lineman school, Nancy Lowell and her daughter Jamie were in a serious accident in the wilds of Idaho. Nancy was Life-flighted to Boise for treatment of broken ribs, back, collar bone, and facial injuries resulting in extensive dental issues. She is home now but still facing many hours of rehab and more surgeries.
Jamie stayed by her mom’s side while Nancy was in the hospital but when she returned home, the doctors discovered that Jamie’s back was also broken in several places. She has been unable to work since then.
Several friends and neighbors are putting on a benefit for these two ladies this Sunday, September 15, at the Rustic Hut in Florence. The event will run from 1 to 7 p.m.
Titled the “Nancy and Jamie Lowell, We All Love You Benefit,” the event will offer something for everyone. One of the most unusual items is a beautiful handmade wooden inlaid tray made by Dr. Steve Cummings of Wyoming. He normally sells these trays for anywhere from $500 to $700. He was the first veterinarian Nancy worked for as a vet tech years ago. Other items include several handmade quilts, jewelry including Native American earrings, a cord of wood and a handmade wood box, a float trip on the Bitterroot River by Osprey Outfitters, a Texas hunt, photo shoot certificate, two Robert Neaves wildlife prints and much more. The auction will begin at 4 p.m.
There will be food available as well, including hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips. If you want to bring a dish, you are more than welcome to, according to Steve Morton, who is in charge of the food.
If you cannot attend but wish to make a cash donation, make checks to 406 Family Aid Foundation and either mail them to 549 Cash Nichols Road, Stevensville MT 59870 or deliver them to A2Z Personnel in Stevensville at 215 Main.