As of Tuesday, September 12, 2017
COTTONWOOD A “Tacos and Taters” benefit auction for Nathan Gentry will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Cottonwood Community Center.
Earlier this year, 39-year-old Nate Gentry of Cottonwood learned that he had a brain tumor. After many tests and specialists, he underwent surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Fortunately, it proved to be benign.
Gentry’s employer, Bud’s PowerSports, has allowed him to take needed time off for recovery and to work when he can. At this time, he can work only a few hours a day.
He has insurance; however, it had a $10,000 deductible and doesn’t pay all the cost of medical expenses.
Gentry is in the process of selling his personal items so he can start paying on the accumulating medical bills. Some of his things will be on auction on Sept. 16. Other items that will be auctioned include homemade quilts, tires from Les Schwab, baskets of hair care products, coffee, and other items, a champagne brunch for eight, homemade salsa, T-shirts and caps, chain saws, and beef jerky from Craigmont.
A taco bar and a potato bar will be featured at the benefit so that attendees can enjoy supper, and there will be a variety of beverages served. To donate an item for the auction, or for questions, contact his mom, Lynette Gentry, at 208-791-1110 or Todd Stenzel at 208-983-6033.
A GoFundMe account has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/nategentrymedicalfund/donate.