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July 18, 2013

Letters to the Editor: July 18, 2013

Alumni banquet

TO THE EDITOR: The AuSable Forks High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the American Legion in AuSable Forks. 

Dutch-treat cocktails begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The dinner choices are prime rib ($24) or turkey ($20).

The banquet is open to all who ever attended ASFHS.

Invitations have been mailed to all for whom the committee has valid addresses. Anyone who has not received a letter and would like to attend should contact Pat Douglas, P.O. Box 999, AuSable Forks, NY, 12912, (647-8106), nanapat6@charter.net). Reservations will be accepted until July 22.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to the Leola Taylor Peacock or Deceased Alumni scholarship funds, contributions in any amount, payable to the ASFHS Alumni Fund, are welcomed.

These funds support a scholarship and the College Assistance Program for AVCS graduates. CAP helps students earn college credits while completing high dchool.

Additional scholarship/CAP funds are raised through raffle tickets. Prizes are donated by local businesses and individuals. Businesses in AuSable Forks, Jay, Keeseville, Wilmington and points in between, as well as individuals, provided prizes last year.

It is important that we support our local businesses. They do so much to make our fundraisers successful, and it saves time and gas to shop local. Thank you.

CHARLES E. MARSHALL

AuSable Forks Alumni Association

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Vision loss

TO THE EDITOR: If you could not see, how would you cook, get dressed or pay bills?

Where would you live? How would you emotionally handle the lack of independence, the inability to drive? Hopefully you never have to experience this, but more than likely you, a loved one or friend will.

As our population lives longer and diabetes is on the rise, millions of Americans will and do suffer from vision loss and/or blindness. Currently the leading causes of blindness in the United States are age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopatby and glaucoma.

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