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August 20, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 20, 2013

Annual celebration

TO THE EDITOR: The Catholic Community of Holy Name and St. Matthew’s, AuSable Forks, will hold its annual celebration of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2.

A major part of this celebration and an AuSable Valley tradition is the Labor Day parade with this year’s theme: “Adirondack Luau” (theme optional). Once again, the parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. on Palmer Street and begin at 10 a.m., moving down Main Street to the reviewing stand near the Holy Name Church where the parade will conclude.

We are seeking organizations, groups and individuals to march in this year’s parade. If you have a float, antique or classic automobile, or other interesting item that you would like to display in the parade, we invite you to contact Norman Hatch, who will be setting the line-up for the parade.

You will need to contact him before Aug. 20 so that he can establish the line-up list that is used to announce the participants in the parade from the reviewing stand. Last minute arrivals without reservations will be placed at the end of the parade.

Contact Norman Hatch at P.O. Box 31, AuSable Forks 12912, or call 647-5783.

REV. KRIS LAUZON

AuSable Forks

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Honoring nurses

TO THE EDITOR: Area nurses are implementing a new program that recognizes men and women who have dedicated their professional lives to nursing.

 At the family’s request, an Honor Guard will pay tribute to any local retired or active nurse at the time of their death. RNs and LPNs qualify.

 This is an opportunity to show appreciation to fellow nurses for the devotion and commitment they demonstrated on behalf of their patients every day. Current and retired nurses volunteer as part of the Nursing Honor Guard.

 We first heard of this new initiative from Shelley Willette, a nursing colleague who had been working on establishing this for our area. When she passed, we were able to make her dream a reality. In her honor, we are calling our local Honor Guard “Shelley’s Watch.”

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