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Local musicians help one of their own battling cancer

Many popular local bands get together to help Sauquoit musician battling bladder cancer.

Posted: May 12, 2019 11:08 PM

CLAYVILLE, NY – Some of the area’s finest musicians got together in Clayville Sunday to help out one of their own.

Skip Blanchard, a popular local musician from Sauquoit, is currently battling bladder cancer.

Family, friends, even complete strangers made their way to Tillys Clover for an afternoon of music and food.

There were also raffles and a Chinese auction.

All to benefit Skip.

“You get a lot of support in these small towns. I’ve got a lot of good friends” said Blanchard.

Edie Blanchard, Skip’s wife agreed.

“Everybody has been above and beyond what I could have imagined. The community support, our friends support, is incredible. It’s overwhelming.”

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