Nine-year-old St. George resident Lydia Myers was diagnosed with leukemia in April of this year.

Longtime family friend and benefit organizer Cathy Ansart describes Myers as bright, sweet, and creative.

"She loves to help people," Ansart said.

Now the community has the chance to help her.

There has already been a bake sale in front of Thomaston Grocery for Myers. The sale brought in $1,219.

Upcoming, there will be a benefit spaghetti dinner, auction and raffle Saturday, Sept. 13 at the St. George School. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the auction and raffle at 6:30 p.m. Donations are requested for the dinner. All of the proceeds will go toward supporting the Myers family.

Joanna Montgomery, another family friend and organizer, says that any assistance is welcomed.

"Whatever people want to do to help would be appreciated. We wouldn't say no to anyone," Montgomery said.

She added that the event is open to the public and encourages everyone who is able to come to do so.

According to Ansart, there is already close to $10,000 worth of goods collected for the auction.

"So many people have already helped," she said. "It's a great community."

Among the goods and services in the auction are a sightseeing tour by Monhegan Boat Line, cleaning services from local companies, a one-year family membership to Farnsworth Art Museum, numerous restaurant gift certificates, and even a peapod boat.

Anyone who wishes to donate items for the auction can contact Ansart at 372-8652 or Montgomery at 372-0559.

Anyone who is unable to attend the event but would like to donate may do so online at