Night of Giving equals a happy ending

To the Editor: Thank you to all who made the 2nd annual Champlain Centre Night of Giving a great success. Night of Giving, a unique and community-minded event, offers community non-profit agencies an opportunity to fund raise. This year, over $6,600 tickets were sold with the Adirondack Humane Society raising $1,300. First, I would like to thank the following Champlain Centre stores for offering store discounts and/or raffle prizes: Adirondack Trading Co., Advantage Wireless, Aeropostale, Avon, Bath & Body Works, Best Buy, Bizarre Bazaar, Christopher & Banks, CJ Banks, Claires Accessories, Dead Sea, DEB, Dicks, Footlocker, Forever Bridal, FYE, Gander Mountain, GAP Outlet, General Nutritional Center, Hallmark, Hannoush Jewelers, Hickory Farms, Hot Topic, JC Penney, JC Penney Salon, Jims Sports, KB Toys, Kay Jewelers, Lantana Gift Services, Lids, Maurices, McKinley Furniture, Music & More, Northern Reflections, Old Navy, Payless Shoes, Radio Shack, Ritz Camera, Spin Around, The Shoe Department, SEARS, Verizon, and Vermont Toy & Hobby. Next, I would like to recognize participating non-profit organizations: Adirondack Humane Society, Journey into Reading, Advocacy and Resource Center, Adirondack Community Action Programs Inc., RSVP, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, St. John Feral Cat Fund Inc., the United Way of Clinton and Essex Counties, Hospice of the North Country, Child Care Coordinating Council, North Country Center for Independence, Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County, Champlain Valley Reading Council, Sweet Adelines, Ted K. Center/Plattsburgh Housing Authority, and Elizabeth Social Center Inc. Last, but not least, special thanks to Kathy Koester and the Adirondack Dance Company, Sweet Adelines, Philharmonix Quartet, and The Strand Vocal Group led by Heath Powers. We are grateful to have such gifted people in our community who are willing to share their exceptional abilities. We also want to thank the Plattsburgh Press Republican for their support and generosity. As Lil Cassidy, treasurer for the Adirondack Humane Society Board of Directors said, Thank you for this wonderful opportunity it couldnt come at a better time. We are faced with tremendous heating bills this season and $1,300 will go a long way. This is a very happy ending for us at Champlain Centre as well as the Adirondack Humane Society. A special thank you goes out to all the very generous and caring people in our community. Joan Lapier,
Champlain Centre marketing director

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