TO THE EDITOR: In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country.
The National Day of Service and Remembrance established the inspiring tradition of Americans engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
The North Country Regional Volunteer Center operated by the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. held a food drive in conjunction with Adirondack Community Action Program, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Catholic Charities of Franklin County and Joint Council for Economic Opportunity.
The food drive was a success. We doubled the amount from last year with 570 food items and $350 being donated by concerned residents through workplace collections and individual givers.
A colossal thank you goes out to all the citizens that contributed to the success of the 9/11 food drive by either donating or volunteering their time to collect the must needed food items.
The generous outpouring of support is what makes our region a community. A special thank-you goes out to Shirley Hosler, who volunteered for four days, sitting outside the Adirondack Daily Enterprise collecting over 150 food items and over $350 in money that was donated to the Saranac Lake Food Pantry.
Director of development
United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc.
TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s health-care creation?
It could be a “care” aberration.
And I know three or four,
Who have studied it more,
Who say it’s an obamanation.
LEON S. HARDING
TO THE EDITOR: The 31st-annual Plattsburgh Police Golf Tournament was held Aug. 8 at the North Country Golf Club.
Sincere thanks to all golfers and workers who helped make this event successful again this year.
Special thanks to Mark McCadam of McCadam Distributing and Riley Ford and the other supporters: Duquette Brothers Construction, Raville Painting, G&G Tire, U-First Credit Union, Day Brother’s, Plattsburgh Boat Basin, Council 82, Brown’s Funeral Home, WIRY, Treadwell Bay Marina, Dave Donah, Fessette Realty, Bobby’s Lounge, Plattsburgh Fire Department, Warren Tire, Dubrey’s Towing, Express Lane, Fastenal, Lake Side Container, Rushford Trucking, One Step Ahead Physical Therapy, Haley Lumber, Rotella’s Pest Management, Dry Dock, 3J Fuels, A.N. Deringer, McGee’s Auto, L.H. LaPlante, Remax (Tammy Perrotte-Sears), Easy Self Storage, Green Room, Seiden Family, Peabody’s, Duke’s Diner, Mountain Riders, Plattsburgh Ford, Sherwood Keyser Realty, Donlan & Barcomb, Plattsburgh Memorials, Gallagher’s Towing, Yando’s Big M, H.E. Automotive, Meron’s Restaurant, Big Apple Audio, Nichols & Munn, and Pepsi.
All proceeds go to help area youth activities such as PAL Football, Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, Girl Scouts and various other civic organizations.
Plattsburgh Local 812