Thankful for support

To the Valley News:

I am writing on behalf of the Elizabethtown Social Center, Inc., to publicly thank Stewart's Shops for their regular support of our Teen Rec Program.

When Cora Putnam Hale created the Social Center she desired that it would offer “the greatest good for the greatest number,” expressly indicating that the youth of our town should not be overlooked. We are proud to continue a 73-year tradition of providing a safe, structured environment for the teens of our community. This is imperative to our small, rural town which is limited in options for healthy teen recreation.

Stewart's Shops generously contributes to the fulfillment of Mrs Hale's vision with yearly donations of gift certificates. These gift certificates have been a fantastic way for us to offer prizes and incentives in our Teen Rec programs throughout the year. They play an important role in retaining the interest and attendance of our youth, so that they are less likely to choose unhealthy alternatives.

It is an honor to support a local business that is so generous in their support of our community.

Arin Burdo, Director

Elizabethtown Social Center, Inc.

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