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Toy drive a success

To the Valley News:

Each holiday season, I find myself in complete awe and appreciation of how this magical time of the year brings out the characteristic of giving among North Country residents.

With your continued generosity, the staff of M&M Diner (Au Sable Forks) and I were able to make certain that numerous Town of Jay & Town of Black Brook families experiencing financial difficulties during the holiday season were given a much brighter Christmas Day.

Much thanks and appreciation are extended to the private donors as well as local businesses for their monetary and/or gift donations. Special thanks extended to the American Legion Post 504 and to the Au Sable Forks Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary for their annual contributions. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual Bake & Bottle Sale I hosted in November.

I wish to extend a special thanks to the members of the Au Sable Forks Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization, faculty and especially the students, for their dedicated fundraising efforts to give back to their community during the holiday season. I would also like to thank Principal Javier Perez, Assistant Principal Phil Mero and faculty of the Au Sable Valley Central Middle- High School for their hard work with the collection of gifts. To have the school district involved and playing a role in teaching students the importance of giving back made the this year’s Toy Drive even more of a success because it reminds our children to be grateful for what they have while helping those who may be less fortunate.

The Press Republican, Columnist Deanna Santor (Lake Placid News), Jay Community News and The Valley News play a significant role with the promotion of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.

I wish to extend sincere thanks and appreciation for covering this even each year.

Cynthia (Cindi) Murphy

Event Coordinator

Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Au Sable Forks

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