Bonnie Leigh writes: “I just heard that George (Haggerty) has 4 blockages in his heart and needs heart surgery. He's scheduled for next Thursday. He doesn't have insurance and the hospital/surgeon needs $1200. up front before the surgery. George & Mary don't have it and he is thinking of canceling it. I sure hope he doesn't.”
George & Mary have been a very important part of the Dulcimer Community building, running festivals and teaching and encouraging countless players. Undoubtedly many of you learned your first note and strum from George.
I would like to appeal to the Dulcimer Community on behalf of George and Mary and ask that each of who receives this consider sending $10.00 to George and Mary. If everyone on the Pocono List did this we would raise about $4000.00 - If everyone on the Dulcimer Digest did this it would be at least that much greater.
They have not asked me to do this but I value George as a friend and know, as an independent craftsman, he and Mary would be grateful but would never ask for help.
You can send your $10.00 (or more if you choose) to;
PO box 88
Jacksonville, VT 05342