To The Editor:
I recently had the pleasure of being asked to participate in the Dancing with the Putnam County Stars event benefiting the Putnam County Youth Development Commission.
What an absolutely amazing evening it was and a memory I'll treasure for a very long time!
At the end of the evening's excitement and upon landing back on the ground after such a phenomenal experience, I was horrified to realize that I had not properly taken the opportunity to thank the many wonderful individuals who supported my effort and those who sponsored me in the event.
First and foremost, I want to thank my wonderful husband, Jay, and son, Zach, who encouraged (and teased) me throughout many hours of dance practice. I hope I made you guys proud.
Secondly I want to thank FB Distro and all the wonderful associates there who gave money and support and allowed me to "practice" my routine for them. The associates of FB Distro are extremely giving and supportive people and I am proud to know and work with all of them.
I'd also like to thank the many individuals who sponsored me on behalf of this event. I was honored to be recognized as the top fundraiser, raising over $5,800.
Thank you to everyone who gave to this great cause and event.
Thank you to Linda Merkel and the entire board of directors of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission for the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary event! The youth of our community are better off as a result of your hard work and efforts.
Thank you to all the evening's "Stars" and professionals: You are all an exceptional group of people and it's been a privilege getting to know you. I think many great new friendships have been formed.
Lastly, thank you to my dance partner and instructor, David Terry. David exhibited great patience and tolerance with my lack of dance experience and insecurity. David is a true professional with a great talent and I wish him all the best!