November 24, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 24, 2012

Family’s loss

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to help my good friend Patty Kelley and her three teenage sons, Zachary, James and Carl, who lost their home on Route 9N, Clintonville, on Oct. 15 due to an accidental fire.

I wish to thank Seth and Trudy Rosenblum (Jay Community News) and Facebook friends for sharing the necessary information regarding the Kelleys’ needs.

As Patty and her sons are trying to overcome their terrible loss while rebuilding their lives, the family of four are very grateful to everyone who has helped them out in some manner.

This is the second tragic loss the family has faced in the past two years. Patty’s husband and the boys’ father, Russ Kelley, passed away unexpectedly.

On behalf of Patty Kelley and her family, I wish to thank the AuSable Valley Central School District’s Teachers Association, as well as numerous faculty members, for their generous offer to host a spaghetti dinner on Nov. 11at the American Legion Post 504 in AuSable Forks.

The proceeds generated will be disbursed to the Kelley family to further assist with the purchase of various items they lost in the fire.

For more information, please contact Donna Ruggeri via email:

Once again, our small community, as well as the North Country, has united in helping its members during their time of need.


AuSable Forks


Holiday Toy Drive

TO THE EDITOR: The sixth-annual Holiday Toy Drive, sponsored by M&M Diner/AuSable Forks, is in full swing, and I am seeking the kindness of the North Country community in helping me make a happy holiday for children/teenagers who are less fortunate.

Economic times continue to be difficult for many in our community, so it’s always an honor to have members and businesses play a role in spreading Christmas cheer.

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