January 12, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 12, 2013


---- — Toy Drive success

TO THE EDITOR: The sixth-annual Holiday Toy Drive, sponsored by M&M Diner, was once again a huge success for our small community.

An abundance of private citizens were extremely gracious in spreading holiday cheer throughout the town by donating a toy for a boy or girl or making a monetary contribution to assist with the purchase of Christmas gifts.

I would like to take this opportunity in thanking the citizens residing in the townships of Jay and Black Brook for their continued support toward a much-needed holiday event in our community. I also wish to thank everyone who participated in the bake sale and bottle drive that was hosted in November. The event was a great start in reaching my fundraising goal.

Much thanks and appreciation is extended to these organizations and businesses: American Legion Post 504, AuSable Forks Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary, Christina Brown’s Zumba Fitness Club, Northline Utilities & Gordon Oil Co.

A special thank you to Sharon McGarr for her annual donation of a holiday-themed lighted glass block that is raffled off to raise money for the Toy Drive.

Posthumous recognition is extended to the Ryan Slater, owner of Green Dog Landscaping and Design, and a heartfelt thank you to his mother, Dorothy Changelo, for their donation of a variety of homemade baked breads for the bake sale.

In conclusion, I am very humbled by the amount of support I receive during the holiday season. As many townspeople were out and about shopping and preparing their itinerary of holiday traditions, they took time out to extend a helping hand to those in need.


Holiday Toy Drive coordinator

M&M Diner

AuSable Forks


Amazing coach

TO THE EDITOR: Clinton Community College is going to advertise for a new women’s soccer and basketball coach. They have no idea what they are losing.

Aside from the obvious fact that Donna Dixon is an amazing coach, which she proved beyond a doubt when she led our soccer team in 2010 to Clinton’s first-ever national championship in anything, she is an amazing person.

She is the best coach I have ever had. She truly cares about each and every one of her players and has a way of bringing out the very best in them. Isn’t that the kind of coach you want to keep around?

If they let Donna go, they are going to lose the best coach that school has ever had.