Letter to the editor: Community makes dinner happenWe would like to express our thanks to the individuals and businesses in our community that year after year give so generously to the American Cancer Society Survivor Dinner.
We would like to express our thanks to the individuals and businesses in our community that year after year give so generously to the American Cancer Society Survivor Dinner. We put this event on to honor the cancer survivors in our town and it would not be possible without the help of local businesses and the volunteers who help with time and donations. If the economy is hurting them, they do not show it when we ask them for donations. We appreciate them being a part of our town as they are so willing to give. Please show your thanks by supporting local businesses.
We also want to thank Pastors Phil and Susan Berge for their part at the June 6 dinner and for opening up Bethlehem Lutheran Church to us. Paul and Irene Erickson did an excellent job of speaking about their cancer experiences and filled in on short notice.
We had wonderful volunteers, including Girl Scouts, who served and cleaned up, along with our regular group of ACS volunteers. It takes a lot of people to make this a success and we are grateful we have such a caring community to work with.
In April, the high school students put on a Relay for Life and we were able to help them out with a bake sale. The amount of baked goods that came in was incredible. All we need to do is ask and people are willing to help. Thank you to all of the fabulous bakers in town who brought goodies.
We are very blessed to be in a small, close-knit town where people care about each other. We hope that these events can continue in the future and if you would like to be involved, please speak up. We need volunteers to make these things happen.
From Diane MacFarlane, Cindy Svee, Marlene Flachman
American Cancer Society Survivor Dinner planning committee