Letter to the Editor

Annual Coats for Kids campaign real success

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commis­sion, we wish to express our sincere gratitude for your participation in our eighth Annual Coats for Kids Campaign!

Our goal was to collect and distribute more than 500 coats to children of Putnam County. Thanks to the contributions of many individuals, school families, businesses' and community members, we easily exceeded our goal. Special thanks go to those who chose to purchase and donate new coats.

We must also thank Ray's Trash Service for their generous contribution of the collection boxes; Bajwa and Billa, new owners of Harmless Laundries for donating the cost of washing and drying the coats; and Jim Stevens and the staff of the Senior Center for their support during the campaign.

Thank you again Putnam County, because of your thoughtful gift, many children through out our community will be better prepared for the snowy and cold winter months ahead.

We look forward to your participation again next year.

Linda Merkel, Executive Director PC Youth Development Commission