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Children's Foundation provided Christmas Angel help to over 550 kids this year

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Children’s Foundation I would like to thank everyone who adopted a family or took tags from one of our Christmas Angel trees at the following places Fratello’s, Sacred Heart Church, St. Joseph Church and Gilford Community Church. I also want to thank the Gilford Village Nursery School, John and Cheryl Barton and the Lakes Region Corvette Club, Nutter Enterprises, LR Nursery Guild, the thoughtful ladies who made hats and mittens, and all the wonderful people who dropped off donations to make this year’s Christmas Angel Program great successful.

This year we provided over 550 children in the Lakes Region with clothing, socks, underwear and personal hygiene items. We couldn't have done it without your help and generosity.

I would like to thank The Daily Sun for its coverage of our program and keeping the local residents informed of the days and times of operation.

 A big thank you goes out to all the hard working volunteers who supported and worked the Christmas Angel Program. Thank you for all your efforts in helping local families and their children, so they could have a Merry Christmas.

We are fortunate to live in the Lakes Region, where the people are generous, caring, and willing to help us provide children with the necessities. By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of the children in our community.

Sue Page

St. Vincent de Paul Children's Foundation


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EPA rejects idea of putting fluoride in public drinking water

To The Daily Sun,

I read in The Laconia Sun on Dec. 19 that Laconia, along with five other cities and towns, was recognized for fluoridation of its public waters. This is touted as a way to promote oral health, but is this really true? Of the 44 percent of the state that have fluoridation of their water, do they have better oral health than those that don’t?

What is fluoridation? Fluoride does exist naturally in our environment, however the fluoride typically used and added to our public water supplies is the toxic byproduct, fluorosilicic acid, of the phosphate fertilizer industry. Of interest, the U.S. is the only developed country that fluoridates its water.

Can you ingest too much fluoride? Yes, and this is call fluorosis. It shows as mottled enamel on developing teeth. Fluorosis has also been shown to affect other tissues in the body and has been linked to decreased IQ, endocrine disruption affecting bones, brain, thyroid and pineal gland and elevating blood sugar levels.

Fluoride requires a prescription and proclaims to improve oral health. It is therefore classified as a drug. Doesn’t this then become a form of mass medication and denies the right to informed consent? How can you regulate the amount of this drug that’s ingested by the public and ensure they stay within zone?

Fluoride was originally used topically for tooth health and never approved to be taken internally. Even the EPA rejects the idea of adding fluoride to public water systems.

Is this really something we want? I suggest we contact our representatives and say, “no thanks” to water fluoridation. Instead, take the millions of dollars needed to carry out thus plan and use it to provide good oral health care to those needing it. This would be a far better and safer plan than fluoridating our water supply.

Sharon Salemme, RN


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