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September 20, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 20, 2012

Rally for the Lake

TO THE EDITOR: The Chateaugay Lake Foundation wishes to thank the volunteers and business sponsors who helped make the first Rally for the Lake on Chateaugay Lake a success.

The 5-K Rally and 1-mile walk held on Aug. 18 raised funds to help control Eurasian water milfoil, an aquatic plant that is threatening the lake.

Vital to our success were our major event sponsors: Alix’s True Value Hardware, Bailey Motor Company, Frank’s Auto Sales and Service, the Friends of Pauline Chase, Titus Mountain Family Ski Center, Yando’s Big M Supermarket and our venue sponsor, Camp Jeanne d’Arc.

A special thank you, also, to the businesses that donated raffle prizes, including rounds of golf at Adirondack Golf Club, Bluff Point Golf Club, Malone Golf Club and Saranac Inn; gift certificates for Anthony’s Restaurant, Butcher Block and Hollywood Inn; and gift cards or prizes from local businesses, including Dawn’s Furniture Gallery, Victor Fellion, Fasprint, Hannaford, Lotus Foods, Lowe’s, Martin’s Bait and Tackle, Price Chopper, Stewart’s and Yando’s Big M.

A post-race cookout was enjoyed under sunny skies, and we thank the special contributors who provided food and products: Camp Jeanne d’Arc, Ellenburg Hardware, Lashway Meat Market, Pepsico, Price Chopper and Stewart’s Shops.

We could not have done it without our team of dedicated volunteers: Bruce and Susan Bancroft, Art Dumas, David Evans, Mary Johnson, Fran McIntyre, Bob Snow, Nancy and Gary Tatro, and Jon and Barbara Veeder.

There were 110 participants, and the 5-K run was won in a very competitive time of 22:58. Thanks to all who turned out for this inaugural rally.

JIM JOHNSON

Rally chairman

 

Health savings

TO THE EDITOR: With all the attack ads on “Obamacare,” I want to share how the Affordable Care Act has actually reduced my health-care-insurance cost.

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