To the Valley News:
On Jan. 3, we lost our home and all of its contents to a structure fire. While mourning the loss of everything we owned, friends and family were offering their love and support in volumes.
At this time, Howard and I wish to thank the Au Sable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay, Keeseville, and South Plattsburgh Fire Departments for fighting our house fire under the worst temperature conditions that evening. A thank you is also extended to the Wilmington Fire Department for being on stand by should further assistance be needed.
To date, we will never be able to individually thank every person, business, or organization in this letter who selflessly offered their support toward us in some manner. Please know that Howard and I will be forever grateful to the small community of Au Sable Forks as well as the surrounding communities who were there for us in our time of need.
Howard Drake, Sr.
Au Sable Forks