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July 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor: July 29, 2013

Dance contributors

TO THE EDITOR: The Stafford Middle School eighth-grade Celebration Dance was held on Friday, June 14, and what an evening it was.

The students had an opportunity to enjoy the final chapter of their SMS career with good food, great music, activities and each other in a safe and structured environment.

By many accounts, the evening was a great success enjoyed by participants, parents and chaperones alike.

An event of this magnitude does not happen by itself. We had tremendous support from a group of very involved, dedicated parents, who donated money (some well beyond the $5 request), time, interest, food, beverages, paper products and impressive creativity for their children. I have referred to them as a “can-do, will-do” group of very motivated and committed individuals.

The committee chairs (Vicki Moore, Kyle and Nikki Burdo) did a great job working with our community to solicit donations to make the event as special as it was.

On their behalf, we thank: CR Tunes, Taylor Rental, Price Chopper, Pepsico, Regal Cinemas, The Party Factory, Walmart, Sam’s, Rambach’s, SMS Student Association, Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network, Overtime Photography, SMS FSO, SMS faculty, staff, administration, cafeteria, custodians, office, guidance and PHS After-Prom Committee.

Finally, a very big thank you goes to the eighth-grade students themselves for making the evening so successful and enjoyable. All the effort that went into the evening was well worth the smiles on their faces.

Good luck at PHS in the fall.

KIM QUINN

Eighth-grade class adviser

Stafford Middle School

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Important dates

TO THE EDITOR: These are dates to remember: Sept. 2, 1945, VJ Day; July 27, 1953, Armistice signed in Korea; April 30, 1975, Vietnam War ends; and Sept. 20 POW/MIA Recognition Day.

Also, 83,348 MIA, KIA, World War II, Korea, Vietnam; 7,910 still missing in Korea.

POW/MIA Account Committee, what account? Does it ever end?

Never forget our POW/MIA. Never forget our veterans. God bless, America.

BOB SPRING

Crown Point

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