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Arts community comes together for ardent supporter

Courtesy photo<br>Guests will pay $5 at the door and $12 for a buffet at the Raven this Sunday with proceeds going toward Ganai Silver Wolfe’s medical fund.

Courtesy photo<br>Guests will pay $5 at the door and $12 for a buffet at the Raven this Sunday with proceeds going toward Ganai Silver Wolfe’s medical fund.

Ganai Silver Wolfe, a woman who has poured her heart into promoting Prescott's arts and entertainment world, will get that support back in bushels at a benefit for her on Sunday at the Raven Café.

Silver Wolfe, 52, is struggling with cancer and the inevitable medical bills, so people grateful for her contribution to the community banned together to help her, naming themselves "Wolfe Pack" for just this cause.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. and before the night is over at 10 p.m., guests will have had the chance to participate in a silent auction, dine on a buffet meal, partake of beer or wine and listen to the music of several different local bands.

"We are trying to give her every dollar that we can," said Coleen Fitzpatrick, Wolfe Pack spokeswoman.

Guests will pay $5 at the door and $12 for the buffet. Silver Wolfe's fund will receive all the proceeds from these charges, and a major portion of beer and wine sales will also benefit Silver Wolfe, said Fitzpatrick, who is the Raven's bar manager. In addition, staff is volunteering for the event and turning over all tips to Silver Wolfe. "The outpouring from the community has been amazing," Fitzpatrick said. "The generosity touches my heart."

And, she said, the Wolfe Pack has had to turn away entertainers who were eager to be a part of the fundraiser, Fitzpatrick said. The bands, which are playing from 6 to 9 p.m., are donating their time, too, and include Big Daddy D and the Dynamites, Dennis Garvey and Remedy, Tumbledown House, Eric and Robin Miller and Jonathan Best.

Until her illness, Silver Wolfe's livelihood was making jewelry and other handcrafted items for sale.

But what endears her to artists and entertainers is that she took on by herself promoting their events through Facebook, Twitter, and her blog, The Village News. "She was a little community calendar wrapped into one," Fitzgerald said. "She is a bright, amazing spirit."

Andrew Johnson-Schmit, executive director of Tsunami on the Square, said Silver Wolfe "has been an invaluable asset to our community. There hasn't been a fundraiser or major art project in this town that she hasn't worked to support, sometimes without that event's organizers even knowing what she was doing."

"A host of people have helped" organize the fundraiser for Silver Wolfe, Fitzgerald said. The Wolfe Pack has also established a donation fund at Country Bank, called "Our Village," and people can also make donations at the Raven Café.

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