Saturday fundraiser for Moffat County’s MaryBea Neu |

Saturday fundraiser for Moffat County’s MaryBea Neu

Event includes food, fun, big-ticket auction items

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Moffat County residents are invited to join together this weekend to honor one of their own.

A fundraiser will take place at Centennial Mall on Saturday to benefit MaryBea Neu, a fourth generation resident of Moffat County — better known to many by her maiden name, MaryBea Robertson — who has been battling Stage 4 colon cancer for several years and is seeking alternative treatments that will not be covered by insurance.

MaryBea Neu, pictured with husband Larry, will be the recipient of a fundraiser this weekend organized by family and friends at Centennial Mall. Neu — neé Robertson — was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago and is seeking alternative treatments to the disease, the cost of which is not covered by insurance.

"The treatments aren't cheap, but they're cheaper than chemo," said Neu's daughter, Melody Villard. "We want to help her kick cancer's butt."

The schedule of events will include food provided by Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant, with a taco bar and dessert bar available by donation, though the food and the many other activities for people of all ages will be spread out across the mall, such as kids' events in the Zumba exercise space and other features.

A live auction and silent auction will offer a great deal of items, from gift certificates and hand-tied fishing flies to a four-person safari excursion and a one-of-a-kind Winchester .45.

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Auction items will be available for early viewing by interested parties by noon Saturday at Centennial Mall.

The hope is that people will join in the effort to have some fun during the evening's events as well as show how much they care about someone who's been an important part of the community for many years, Villard said of her mother.

"She's done a lot to help support people when they needed it, and now she's in need of some assistance of her own," Villard said.

If you go

MaryBea Neu fundraiser

5 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way

— The event will include food, activities for families and live and silent auctions. For more information, call 970-326-6368, 970-629-0758 or 970-620-0186.