TO THE EDITOR: On Sept. 28, friends of the Barber family held a spaghetti dinner benefit at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center in Peru.
The Barber family lost their Peru home to fire in August. The benefit was a true success, raising more than $2,000 for the family.
When planning an event like this, it takes a tremendous amount of community support. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such giving community members.
Thank you to the following volunteers for working the benefit dinner: co-chair Mary E. Martineau, who also worked
tirelessly to bring in donations, and Megan Cook, Traci Royea, Shawn Summitt, Katie Clark, Tiffany Berry, Diana Padron, Bette Crowningshield and Jenna Edman.
Thank you to the St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 for preparing a delicious meal and the St. Augustine’s Catholic Daughters, who provided the family $200 worth of gift cards to the Grand Union.
We’re thankful for the support of these generous North Country businesses who provided entertainment and/or donated items toward the Chinese Auction: Kari Prescott (Pampered Chef); Jeff Prescott (Valley Vending); Jody Desso (Pampered Chef); Ruth LaClair (Mary Kay); Traci Royea & Family (homemade goods); Heather Mason (Premier Designs Jewelry); Jennifer Fuller (Reiki Massage); Sara Doner Photography; Kathy Marant (All About Heating/Air Conditioning); Munson Family (North Bowl Lanes); Linda Baker (New Impressions Salon); Jill Tarabula and Mary E. Martineau; Stacey Taylor (Scentsy); Pasquale’s Restaurant; Diana Padron (Mary Kay); Comfort Inn; Holly Parks (Parks Enterprises Jewelry); Megan Cook (Dry Dock); Peru Pharmacy; Jodie Osborne (Celebrating Home); Plattsburgh YMCA; Jon Garrant and Ana Belair (Entertainment Too).
Our community came together to support the Barber family as they rebuild their home and lives. The continued generosity and caring of our neighbors in the North Country is recognized. Thanks.
MARY E. MARTINEAU
TO THE EDITOR: Re-elect Carolyn Meseck-Pratt. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. If something is working superbly, why fix it?
These wise phrases make the case for why we should re-elect Carolyn Meseck-Pratt as Chazy town justice.
She has served as town justice for the last four years with integrity and character. She has many professional and personal qualities, as well as all the training needed to be certified by the New York State Court Administration, which will save taxpayers the cost of training a differently elected, untested and unknown individual.
The wheel we have in place rolls smoothly, has experience and knows how to steer clear of the bumps in the road.
Re-elect Carolyn Meseck-Pratt for four more years of quality, honest service. It would be a sensible thing to do.