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March 9, 2013

Letters to the Editor: March 9, 2013

Successful event

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to the many supporters of Behavioral Health Services North who joined us Feb. 10 at Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro to celebrate our 11th-annual Mardi Gras North.

Scott Murray and the staff of Anthony’s Restaurant put on a spectacular dinner while the jazz sounds of Rick Davies and the Dixieland Bandits got everyone moving.

Thanks go to retired City Court Judge Penny Clute, who reigned as 11th queen of Mardi Gras North.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank her for leading the kids’ parade at the previous week’s Kids Carnivals, held at the City Rec Center. Hundreds of young children and their families joined us for three hours of fun and frivolity; it was great to see the smiling faces on children of all ages.

All who attended both weekends made BHSN’s annual kids’ event and our major fundraising event resounding successes.

The proceeds of this year’s event are again going to the Clinton County mental-health intervention initiative for children birth to 5.

In a multi-year approach, BHSN is working collaboratively with Clinton County Community Services Board to pursue a strategic initiative in developing best practices in the assessment, treatment and recovery of young children who have been exposed to abuse and neglect.

I would especially like to thank our event benefactors: Glens Falls National Bank, Mark Schneider and Northern Insuring.

Event supporters were Abbott, Frenyea & Russell; Fesette Realty; Plattsburgh Ford; Method 3 Human Capital Consulting; PrimeLink and Oval Development.

Supporting friends were Best Western/Nine Platt; Buck Supply & Distribution; Lonnie Cleland; Dr. and Mrs. Foreman; Ray and Lola Johnson; Four Winds Saratoga; Excellus Health Plan; Parker Chevrolet; Pfizer; and GSM by Nomad.

We hope to see everyone back for Mardi Gras North 2014 next year on March 2.

HARRY S. COOK

President and CEO

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