TO THE EDITOR: The Clinton County Historical Association Civil War Sesquicentennial Subcommittee recently held a raffle to benefit the publishing of a book to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Clinton County.
The “Clinton County Civil War Record 1861-1865” will record those soldiers who enlisted in the Civil War in Clinton County and those who are buried in Clinton County cemeteries.
We would like to thank those who donated goods for our raffle and to those who bought tickets.
Congratulations to the winners: John Crotty, who received a copy of “Clinton County Civil War Record 1861-1865;” Dan Collier, Civil War quilt (rail fence design) made and donated by Vickie Evans; Pete Gilbert, 100th Anniversary Souvenir Edition Gettysburg Times; Genie Schrumm, lighthouse tote and Clinton County history books; Matt Orr, half-gallon maple syrup donated by Parker Family Maple Farm; Diane Patatyjewicz, cheese gift box donated by Cabot Creamery; Mary Hicks, basket of cheer donated by Gioiosa’s Wine & Spirits; and Jack Bilow, gift certificate for Jeezum Crow Beef Jerky Products, donated by D&D Meats.
CCHA will donate a copy of the book to each municipal historian, the county historian, the Genealogical Society and the State Military Museum & Veterans Research Institute.
We will also have copies for sale in the Museum Gift Shop by the spring.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in this project. If you would like to make a donation toward it, please call 561-0340.
Sesquicentennial Committee chair
Clinton County Historical Association
Christmas shoe boxes
TO THE EDITOR: I’m writing to thank the residents of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas.
Through their efforts, we were able to collect 7,404 shoe boxes — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.
These simple gift-filled shoe boxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.
Although the local dropoff locations are closed until November 2014, shoe-box gifts can be packed any time.
Gifts are received year-round at Samaritan’s Purse (801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C., 28607) or using the project’s online tool, where donors can virtually build a box. To get involved, visit samaritanspurse.org or call 563-5799.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this project.
A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide.
Plattsburgh area coordinator
Operation Christmas Child