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Thanks for helping

To the Valley News:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated clothing, household, items, non-perishable food items and monetary donations to help my very good friend, Patty Kelley and her three teenage sons, Zachary (16), James (15), and Carl (13), who lost their home located on NYS Route 9N, Clintonville, on Monday, Oct. 15, due to an accidental fire.

As Patty and her three sons are trying to overcome their terrible loss while rebuilding their lives, the family of four are very grateful to everyone who has helped them out in some manner. This is the second tragic loss the family has faced in the past two years. Patty's husband and the boy's father, Russ Kelley, past away unexpectedly.

In conclusion, on behalf of Patty Kelley and her family, I wish to thank in advance the Au Sable Valley Central School District's Teacher's Association as well as numerous faculty members for their generous offer to host a Spaghetti Dinner on Nov. 11 (4 to 7 p.m.) at the American Legion Post 504 in Au Sable Forks. The event will consist of a delicious Spaghetti dinner, tossed salad, Italian bread and dessert. Raffles and live entertainment by Ray Clukely of R.J.;s D.J. Service will be a part of the benefit. The cost to attend the event is $7 (Adults) amd $5 (Children 12 and Under) and take-out will be available. Proceeds generated will be disbursed to the Kelley family to further assist with the purchase of various items they lost in the fire. For more information please contact: Donna Ruggeri (Event Coordinator) via email: ruggeri.donna@avcsk12.org.

Once again our small community as well as the North Country Region has united in helping its members during their time of need.

Linda McKiernan, Au Sable Forks

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