TO THE EDITOR: The devastating impact of traumatic brain injury is in our awareness more today than ever before because of repeated concussions among professional and amateur athletes, brain trauma sustained in military service and gunshot wounds to the head among survivors who are the target of violence.
The eighth-annual Bridal Show held at the Rainbow Wedding & Banquet Hall in Altona on Jan. 28 once again supported survivors of brain trauma. We would like to thank Jane and Peck Sample, as well as Brannoin Sample and Dean Nephew, for their tireless efforts in organizing this year’s wonderfully successful event.
Thank you to the many brides, grooms, families and friends for their donations. There were 45 vendors, too many to thank directly, however, several businesses went above and beyond to ensure the success of this year’s event. Many thanks to the following vendors: Greer Cicarelli Photography for setting up and hosting the North Country Bridal Expo 2013 website; Sound Obsession for emceeing and providing the music; Ultimate Skin Solutions for the models’ makeup; Hairstyles Unlimited for the models’ hair; Plattsburgh Floral Market for providing flowers for the Fashion Show; and Studley Printing for the posters, tickets and programs.
The donated funds directly support the rehabilitation programs at the North Country Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Center, located on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.
JEANNE P. RYAN, PhD
Traumatic Brain Injury Center
TO THE EDITOR: Kudos to State Sen. Betty Little and local Assembly members Dan Stec and Janet Duprey, who voted against New York’s unconstitutional gun law, which more accurately should be called the “Citizen Disarmament Act.”
This legislation, rushed onto the books by a heavily Democrat-controlled State Legislature and passed in the dead of night without public comment or discussion, demonstrates precisely why the founders wrote the Second Amendment in the first place.