An El Salvadoran landscaper, 21-year-old Wilber Pena, drowned in Sesachacha Pond last Sunday. There will be a benefit on Friday, August 15th, at El Rincon from 5:30 until 9 PM to defray the estimated $10,000 cost to fly Wilber’s body home. The price for the dinner at El Rincon is $12, and then as the spirit moves those who attend to donate above that dinner price. Thanks to Marcos Tejada, the owner, for his help.
There is also a fund set up (and slowly growing) at the Methodist Church, PO Box 264, Nantucket 02554; your donation will be tax deductible. Please indicate “For Wilber” on your check to the Methodist Church.
Thanks is also due Maryanne Worth of Nantucket Human Services who navigated the arcane logistics to get Wilber’s body back to El Salvador, and to Family and Children’s Services working with the two young men who were in the boat with Wilber and survived.