On Monday, Feb. 11, Tri-Lakes Eagles Aerie #4279 formally presented a check for $7, 295 to Janice Carter (center), High Hopes facilitator, from their Feb. 2 benefit auction. Gary Smith (left), is the charitable contributions chairman for the Eagles. Danny Newman (right) is co-chairman and donated his services as auctioneer for the fundraiser. Ms. Carter said that all funds will stay in this community to help local families with expenses related to their battle against cancer – gas money for many patients to travel to doctor appointments and chemo or radiation treatments. The Eagles and High Hopes thank everyone who opened their pocketbooks or helped in any way.