To the Editor:
On Saturday, Jan. 18, a Spaghetti Dinner and Live Auction Fundraiser was hosted to assist friends, Amy & Howard Drake, who endured a house fire on Jan. 3 in Au Sable Forks.
As there are too many kind-hearted community members, businesses & organizations throughout the North Country to thank individually, I would like to you know that you have my deepest level of gratitude for offering your support whether it be via a donation toward food, donating or collecting for the live auction, preparing the advertisement posters, monetary contributions, volunteering your time or attending the benefit.
There were several key players who assisted me in coordinating this event to its success and I wish to thank the following people: Cindi Murphy (Meal Coordinator), Jessica Douglass (Live Auction Coordinator), Ed McCallister (Auctioneer), Jessie Furnia (Bake Sale Coordinator), Kelly C. Murphy (Fundraising Consultant) & Paula McGreevey (Monetary Donations Collector). Special thanks also extended to the American Legion Post 504 for being the host venue, Mike Mussen, Sr. (Music Inc. DJ Service), and local music talent, Tally Duell.
Last but not least, I greatly appreciate the Valley News, Press Republican, Jay Community News and Lake Placid News Columnist Deanna Santor for getting the advertising out to the general public within a two-week period of time.