Thanks for support

To the Valley News:

I am writing on behalf of the Elizabethtown Social Center to thank all who supported our recent Teen Rec project Care Packages for Soldiers.

When Cora Putnam Hale created the Social Center 74 years ago, projects supporting deployed troops were dear to her heart. The Red Cross met at the Center, and rolling bandages was a common activity. Rolling bandages is not as helpful now as it was then, so our Teen Rec Program compiled a list of commonly requested items from soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. We asked community members to support our project by donating these supplies. The response was wonderful and provided enough supplies for our teens to make twelve packages.

Special thanks to individuals who donated supplies, particularly members of the Pleasant Valley Chorale, Social Center Staff and Social Center Board Members. Two ELCS teachers assisted the project: Mrs. Crowningshield's Studio Art Class provided wonderful hand-made Christmas cards that offered a personal touch from our community and Mr. Buehler located a group of soldiers in a particularly rough area of Afghanistan who would appreciate our packages.

At the Social Center, our favorite projects bring together community members of all ages and interests. Thank you all again for helping us support our troops.

Arin Burdo, Director

Elizabethtown Social Center

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