TO THE EDITOR: On Jan. 3, a situation occurred that one would hope never to have happen. This letter is to address the response to the needs of some unfortunate animals.
Judy Belrose of Elmore SPCA in Peru did a fantastic job in spearheading the needs warranted to help the animals. The followup and concerns shown by the members at Elmore goes above and beyond.
Karen Newton of Tamarack Stables for putting her heart out there again. But knowing her love for animals, I knew there was no way that she would not respond to the call and see it through to the end.
When the calls started to come in that evening about the situation, I had a lot of apprehension about what was facing us. That feeling evaporated during the evening with the arrival of two gentlemen.
The first was Clinton County Sheriff Deputy Malcolm. He greeted and thanked those of us present for being there to help. He then asked what we needed from him and proceeded to do everything he could to help.
Next to arrive was Clinton County Sheriff Sgt. Leon, whose greeting was the same as we received from Deputy Malcolm. Both officers showed great pride, honor and respect for the job they had to do. Even more so was the respect, concern, helpfulness and understanding shown to those of us who were there for the same reason.
After that night, I can honestly say my respect and acknowledgement of Sheriff Favro and the Clinton County Sheriff's Department has increased twofold. I would now gladly respond again in the future should the need occur, not only for a situation like the one that took place on that cold January night, but in my professional career, as well. Keep up the excellent work.
TO THE EDITOR: I am writing on behalf of the Elizabethtown Social Center Inc. to publicly thank Stewart's Shops for their regular support of our Teen Rec Program.
When Cora Putnam Hale created the Social Center, she desired that it would offer "the greatest good for the greatest number," expressly indicating that the youth of our town should not be overlooked.
We are proud to continue a 73-year tradition of providing a safe, structured environment for the teens of our community. This is imperative to our small, rural town, which is limited in options for healthy teen recreation.
Stewart's Shops generously contributes to the fulfillment of Mrs Hale's vision with yearly donations of gift certificates. These gift certificates have been a fantastic way for us to offer prizes and incentives in our Teen Rec programs throughout the year. They play an important role in retaining the interest and attendance of our youth, so that they are less likely to choose unhealthy alternatives.
It is an honor to support a local business that is so generous in their support of our communities.
Director Elizabethtown Social Center Inc.