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Local Jaycee remembered with art

In partnership with St. Charles Jaycees, 3-year-old Annalise Bradley and her mom, Melanie Wetter, raised almost $2,000 at their first annual Youth Art Fair with more donations coming in to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day initiative.

Annalise Bradley
Annalise Bradley with art made to honor her grandfather and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Twenty-six child artists donated 50 pieces of art for auction. 

The event honored and remembered Bradley Wetter, who was diagnosed in 2010 with early-onset dementia at age 57 and passed in 2017. As a Jaycee, Wetter made a huge impact on the community and even served as the state president of the organization. 

According to his daughter, Melanie, the Jaycees still have community service campaigns focused around him, with the slogan “Be like Brad.”

The art fair was held on June 21 at Jaycee Park, but donations in Wetter’s honor are still being accepted at act.alz.org, where interested parties can also learn how to host their own Longest Day event or participate in the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 

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