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Community gathers to support Mary Barrack

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Nearly 400 people gathered Thursday, April 18, at Dredge in Irvington to support Mary Barrack in her battle against cancer. The fundraising event was hosted by the restaurant.

No matter what the circumstance it’s impossible to not be all smiles around Mary Barrack. Bryan Byrd (left) said she is so loved by so many, she is a fighter and she is strong. Photo by Ann Meekins

Mary, a much loved, fun and charismatic bartender at Dredge, had to step away from behind the bar in January due to falling sick. While initially she kept her diagnosis quiet, her regulars began missing her and wondering why she hadn’t been around.

Once Mary started sharing news of her cancer diagnosis, a number of customers began making donations to help support growing costs of medical bills when they’d dine at the restaurant.

“She is so loved by so many. People have been just so ready and eager to help where they can. We knew we wanted to do something to help at the…

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