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Letters to the Editors

Letters of thanks

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 20, 2001


Lions' gift appreciated

The Cotee River Lions Club certainly has no shortage of people doing worthwhile things. These people want to make a difference and lend a hand, says Jeanne Coulter, the Salvation Army's Center of Hope manager. Their caring translated into immediate action on the last day of the Chasco Fiesta.

As the annual event was winding down recently, Jeanne Coulter was asked to return to the Cotee River Lions Club tent to pick up 280 chicken halves, 45 pounds of pollock fish, 21 gallons of coleslaw and 30 pounds of hush puppies to be used in the Center of Hope's daily feeding program and domestic violence shelter.

Jeanne Coulter believes that the members of the Cotee River Lions Club reflect the American way of life. Neighbor reaching out to neighbor, friend to friend, and especially stranger to stranger.

On behalf of those we serve, we thank you Cotee River Lions Club. Your sharing shows you care.
-- Jeanne Coulter, manager, Center of Hope

Congratulations to playhouse winners

The Pasco Pediatric Foundation congratulates the winners of our two children's playhouses, which were raffled off at Chasco Fiesta. The Garden Playhouse was won by Debbie Mickey of Hudson, and the General Store went to Ilona Naradone of New Port Richey. Thanks to Chasco's organizers for making our first appearance there such a great experience. And thank you to the thousands of people who stopped by to buy a ticket and support us in our efforts to improve the health and well being of Pasco County's children.
-- Elizabeth Davey, executive director, Pasco Pediatric Foundation Inc.

Editor: On March 31, my husband and I were playing tennis at Veterans Park off Hicks Road in Hudson.

There were several people on the court when I fell and broke my ankle. I was in much distress.

We would like to thank the truly Christian man that came to our aid. You were dressed in blue and playing on the court next to us.

We sincerely appreciate your help and may God bless you today and always.
-- Sharon and Phil McKenna, Hudson

Gulfcoast Harborside would like to take this opportunity to thank all its volunteers for all the hours of dedication to the facility. Next week,the volunteers will be honored at a breakfast and assorted events throughout the week. We would also like to thank our community schools, churches, Hug-A-Pets and Pets Add Life. A special thank-you to the 11 ladies who are weekly. You guys are great!
-- Denise Hoban, activity director, Harborside Staff and Residents

Editor: The West Pasco Pregnancy Center and S.O.L.V.E. held their their annual Walk For Life on March 10 at Starkey Park. We would like to express our heartfelt thank-you to all the volunteers (too many to name) who worked so hard to make this special event a great success.

We couldn't have done it without you!

A special thank-you to the members of the J.W. Mitchell High School Interact Club. Those young ladies did a wonderful job and are to be commended for their efforts.

The special appearance by the clowns Terri and Fran and their children was one of the highlights of the day.

You put a smile on every face. We enjoyed entertainment provided by the Downtown DJ's and the balloon lady, Mary Jones.

Thank you to Judy DeBella Thomas and Jackie Lewnes from Time Warner Channel 19 and Brian Scott from JOY-FM 91.5 for their support and advertising.

We greatly appreciate the following merchants for donating food or gift certificates: Sam's Club, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts in Port Richey, New Port Richey and Holiday, Publix, Albertsons, Kash n' Karry, Winn-Dixie, Staples and Tampa Christian Store.

Thank you to all the walkers and sponsors, and especially the youth groups who took the time to join us. We hope to see all of you again next year. Remember, you are never too young or too old to Walk for Life.

Our youngest participant was still sitting in the stroller, the oldest walker was Lucy M., a 92-year-old "young lady" who came with her entire family and walked the 2 miles.
-- Marion Bauer, director, and Rita O'Connor, president, West Pasco Pregnancy Center
-- Many letters to the editor we receive at the Pasco Times are expressions of gratitude and do not belong on the editorial page, where our goal is to foster discussion of issues and news events. Letters of thanks is an occasional column to accommodate such letters. Please mail to 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668, or e-mail to Pasco@sptimes.com.

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