Letters to the Editor

Generosity is appreciated

To the editor:

Hundreds of local children will have the opportunity to enjoy a local summer camp experience because of the generosity of your neighbors, friends and local businesses.

Sacandaga Bible Conference's annual dinner auction raised nearly $17,000 to help provide an affordable Christian camping program and fund about a dozen free events throughout the year.

In addition to several anonymous donors and auctioneer Mark Capone, Sac would like to thank these individuals who donated toward the auction or purchased a table: Jerry and Joyce Albertin, Garth and Beth Allen, Dave and Nancy Ames, Carl and Rita Benjamin, Barney and Susan Bellinger, Al and Robin Bennett, Dave and Beverly Bernard, Keith and Kelly Canary, Ken and Phyllis Canary, Tom and Sue Cooper, Pat Davis, Dave and Susan Filieau, Jim and Lisa Hare, Grace Lewis, Rebecca Krolikowsi, Harriet Mahr, Tara Nasse, Kevin and Sarah Phillips, Bill and Peggy Pitcher, Erika Pitcher, Grace Salisbury, Bill and Gwen VanGorder, Michael Wager, Bob and Aurelia Waite, Dave Waite and Mimi Worden.

These businesses also donated or purchased a table: 1st on Scene Fire & Emergency Services, Adirondack Backpacking Supply, Adirondack Country Store, Adirondack Feed Center, Beau Monde Hair Studio, Bennett Industries, Black Lab Candle Company, Brooks' House of BBQ, Butez Antiques, Cantina Mexican Cuisine, the C&R Restaurant, Canary's Creekside Stables, Complements, CMK & Associates Real Estate, Creek's Edge Elk Farm, Curves in Amsterdam, Domino's Pizza, Drs. Brad and Tamara Dunlap, the Farmers Museum, The Final Turn, Fit Happens, For the Health Of It, The Garden Bug, Gore Mountain, Grandview Mini Golf, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, H&B Heating Oil, Hannay Reels, Holiday Inn Cooperstown-Oneonta and Hudson River Tractor Co.

Also, the Hyde Collection, J Fine Jewelry, Johnstown Restaurant Supply, KMC Consulting, Klippel's Kozy Korner, the Lake George Steamboat Co., Lapland Lake Nordic Center, The Leader Herald, Life Savers Ministries, Lisa's Family Restaurant, Longfellows restaurant, the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, the National Museum of Dance, Olde Bryan Inn, Palatine Valley Dairy, Pattersonville Furniture, Peaceful Valley Maple Farm, Perfection Cleaning Service, Pine Lake Stoves, Pizza Works, Plaza's Italian Bistro, Johnstown Price Chopper, Renditions Hair Designs, Rulison Honey Farms, Sacandaga Dog Supply, Saltsman's Hotel, SAMCO Leather, Sampson Bog Studio, Saratoga Olive Oil, Sievert's Sports, South Shore Marine, Tanner Lumber, Tubby Tubes Outdoor Fun Park, Gloversville Walmart and Watphoto.

For more information on the ministry, go to www.sacandagabibleconference.com.

David Spencer,

Broadalbin

Shoe box collection a success

To the editor:

A big thank you to all Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton county residents who contributed gift-filled shoe boxes for distribution to children in Third World countries. This year we collected 8,286 gift-filled shoe boxes in the southern Adirondack area, more than 300 more than last year. We are extremely grateful for your willingness to take the time to shop and select gifts, so that children who have nothing, may have the joy of opening a personal present that shows that someone loves them. Thank you for supporting Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child.

May God bless you all.

Gerry and Priscilla Cutler,

Gansevoort