Although the stability of the economy continues to be a concern for many of us, it was comforting to have the support from our close-knit the community with assisting me in securing the food items needed.
I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the numerous and very generous community members for the Townships of Jay and Black Brook who donated turkeys and/or non-perishable food items or monetary donations.
Further appreciation is extended to: AuSable Forks Knights of Columbus, AuSable Forks Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary, M&M Diner, Tops Friendly Markets, Price Chopper (Keith Shambo/bakery), Wal-Mart, Cruise Planners (Kathy Kyea) and Adirondack Computer Solutions (Travis and Jennifer Barton).
It is with honor that I offer posthumous recognition to the late Ryan Slater, owner/operator of Green Dog Landscaping and Design and a heartfelt thanks to his mother, Dorothy Changelo. Not only were holiday donations brought to my home before Mr. Slater’s passing, I received donations on behalf of his new business for virtually every fundraiser I was involved in for the 2012 calendar year.
As the kind words and generosity I received were overwhelming, I cannot emphasize enough that the success of this annual event is based upon the support I receive from members of the community. The “unity” in the word community truly exists in our small town nestled within the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, and I look forward to us uniting again during the 2013 holiday season.
KELLY C. MURPHY
2012 Holiday Meal Basket Drive