Teeth are important. If they weren't, why would the elderly go to the trouble of pasting dentures to their gums and soaking them next to their beds every night? Without teeth, we'd all be stuck with liquid diets. And probably be pretty grouchy.
Dr. Clay Wilcox knew how important teeth are. The dentist, who passed away in August at the age of 88, spent his time ensuring that all people could have healthy smiles—regardless of their ability to pay for dental care. The Good Samaritan Society of Boise wants to remember the doctor's good work, and has established the Clay Wilcox Dental Fund to help those whose teeth are in need of some attention but can't afford it.
Tonight, you can help raise money for the fund in an unconventional way—by covering your teeth in sugar, booze and other deliciousness at the Good Samaritan Society Boise Village Dinner and Silent Auction at Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery at 6 p.m.
The fundraiser will feature tasty hors d'oeuvres and salads, beer and wine, Salt Tears' "famous" bread pudding, a silent auction and music from Ella Ferrari.