Jaden Slifer, a student at Marion Elementary School, spent most of her Saturday helping at the auction and making cotton candy to raise money for Deanna Snyder, 6, diagnosed with a brain tumor. Jaden said Deanna’s brother, Dante, is one of her classmates, and it was her way of supporting him and his sister. One of Deanna’s classmates, Mitchell Nelson, is so concerned about his friend and classmate that he donated three of his bicycles, several pairs of his own shoes and a box full of clothes to help raise money, said Rusty Stenseng, co-owner of the Big Scoop. More than 300 silent auction items were available and donated from businesses and individuals in Marion, Hillsboro and other parts of the county. All proceeds from the auction, cotton candy and other items, said Leeann Smeaton, also co-owner of Big Scoop, will be given to Deanna as part of the “Day for Deanna” fund-raiser. Final totals from the event were unavailable at press time. Deanna’s parents are Jessica and Trinity Snyder of Marion. Anyone who would like to make a donation can send it to the Big Scoop, 616 E. Main, Marion, KS 66861.