To the Valley News:
At this time, I wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to the numerous businesses and community members who donated to the following fundraisers: 2012 Spring Auction to benefit Holy Name School in Au Sable Forks, first Annual Walk MS event, the 6th Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Ride & “Friday Night Run 4 Zar.” Thank you to several businesses and members of the community who participated in more than one of the above-mentioned events.
With regard to the “Friday Night Run 4 Zar” fundraiser, a special mention of appreciation is extended to the following businesses who graciously made a monetary or food items contribution to the BBQ-Style meal: Stephen Godlewski (Feek Pharmacy), Dr. Edward Mazdzer, Green Dog Landscaping, Price Chopper, Tricia Pittman (Quant’s Food Service), Northern Orchard, M&M Diner, Hometown Deli & Bakery (For graciously storing food items until the night of event). A Thank you to Crystal Rhino for donating dozens of homemade delicious cookies.
Further heartfelt thanks & appreciation are extended to the participants who came out to run five miles in 90 degree weather during the Fourth of July holiday week, Barbara Jean Hanley (20 Main Tavern) for hosting the event, Vicki Kirchner (Beer Run Association) for coordinating the Run, Zar’s teacher (Miss Carol”) as well as several staff members of Champlain Valley Educational Services for donating auction items and/or attending the fundraiser, Nick Bola & Melissa Martineau-Rivers (Tunes of Time DJ & Karaoke Services) for donating 4 hours of entertainment) & to the volunteers & participants who attended the event and/or sent a monetary donation to assist Zar (Balthazar Dagley) & his mother (Sarah) with expenses incurred during his two month hospitalization.
Community support is priceless!
Kelly C. Murphy
Au Sable Forks