More expenses on way for family |

More expenses on way for family

Over and over again, the community has shown its support for the Rose family.

After Billy and Emily Rose were injured in a car wreck on Dec. 21, donations to cover the children’s medical expenses, as well as basic living expenses for Bill and Jill, their parents, have come in from all parts of the county – and beyond.

The two children will have more surgeries and doctor’s visits in years to come, however, and Alta Sierra Elementary School parents and administrators have organized a benefit dinner Jan. 27 at the Alta Sierra Country Club.

The spaghetti dinner will also feature a raffle and silent auction.

The event will take place in two parts: One dinner will be served at 5 p.m., and another at 7 p.m. The dinners can seat 250 people each. Tickets, which are $10, are available at the school. For information, call the school at 272-2319 or one of these numbers: 346-2917, 477-8025, 274-9828 or 268-8888.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

“The parents working on this have been absolutely incredible,” said Pat Rath, principal of Alta Sierra Elementary, where both Rose siblings go to school. “The teamwork has been inspiring.

The country club has donated the space for the evening, SPD Market and others have donated food, and several businesses have donated items for the raffle and silent auction.

The school is also conducting another fund-raiser for the family.

Checks can be sent to Pleasant Ridge Parent Club, Alta Sierra Elementary, 16607 Annie Drive, Grass Valley, 95949. So far, more than $5,000 has been raised there.

A trust fund started for the family by neighbors has raised more than $7,200.

Placer Savings Bank is accepting donations for the “Rose Family Fund,” account number 592494787. All donations to the account will go to pay medical expenses.

Donations can be dropped off at any branch of the bank; the Alta Sierra branch can be reached at 272-4235.

The family is also accepting donations directly to help cover living expenses while they are away from work.

Money can be sent to Bill and Jill Rose, 10847 Alta Sierra Drive, Grass Valley 95949. That has raised another $2,000.

“Before, I didn’t think about anybody but my family,” Jill Rose said.

“After becoming aware of the community you live in – it makes you want to give back.”

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