To the Daily Sun,
Christmas is over and it's time to send out our thanks for a job well done. How do we thank everyone who made this year such a wonderful one for all our children? Sometimes words are so inadequate but we can only try.
This year, the Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund was able to help 110 families, with 217 children of all ages. Infants to teenagers received gifts that they requested. Without the help and support of the churches, businesses, local groups and individuals this could not have happened. From the gentleman who allowed us use of his business to set up shop in to the person who anonymously purchased all of our 100 boots, to the store that helped us find and purchase 18 bikes, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Wait a minute, how can we forget the people from our communities who adopted a child, the organizations which collected toys and helped make their Christmas something special? We also need to thank the group that supplied our families with 20 trees — how special is that? The elderly in our communities were not forgotten either; we helped 35 of them with gift cards to local markets.
It was a lot of work and there were lots of people to help us accomplish this. To everyone who had a hand in making this one of the best years ever, our gratitude goes out to you.
Our hope is that next year we can all come together and do it all over again.
May this year of 2016 be a peaceful one for all of us.
Jan Joslin, Secretary
Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund
- Category: Letters
- Hits: 154