To the editor:
With yet another holiday season behind us, the employees of Mifflin County Children and Youth would like to once again recognize the tremendous outpouring of generosity and kindness by many thoughtful individuals, churches and businesses for helping to provide many children and their families with a holiday season to remember.
These people, churches and businesses were part of a joint effort to provide presents for almost 200 children in our community for the Christmas holiday. In such challenging economic times, we were overwhelmed with the number of people who wanted to give so much to those in need. It was truly inspirational to our staff as well as the families who received these gifts. Many of the families also asked that we pass along their sincere gratitude.
Every year we are contacted by more and more people and places looking to give back in some way. We are truly grateful for all that you have done.
Thank you to the Employees of Standard Steel; SCI Rockview/Benner; Pine Glen Church of the Brethren; Jarden Plastic Solutions; St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Milroy; Drayer Physical Therapy; Julie Bauman's Fourth Grade Class at Lewistown Intermediate School; Brock Hite's Fourth Grade Class at Lewistown Intermediate School; Maitland Church of the Brethren; TOPS 1339; Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Yeagertown; Tiffany Lohman and Tommy Miller; Sam and Michele Rupert; Hillary and Ryan Benny; Nina and Bump Angney; Kay Benny, Gloria Clinger; Judge Searer; the Mifflin County Prothonotary's Office: Louise Rickert; Angela Snook; Alice Arnold; Alexis and Adam Bachert; Christi Kline; Laura Simonetti; Darcie Crock; Kathy Bobeck; Kristen Price; Todd Harpster; Erica Clark; Pam Smith, Nina Angney, Jami Zook, Mona Anastasi, Casi Rishel, and Rick Smeltz from Smeltz & Aumiller Real Estate; as well as numerous anonymous donators. We also want to thank everyone that contributes to the Mifflin County Children and Youth's Sugar Bowl Fund throughout the year.
We also wanted to give thanks to the Communities That Care Faith Based Initiative Acton Team and Rickie Demskie and the Charity Knitters (call 242-1591 to make donation) for collecting and donating hats and mittens that we gave away to the children we serve.
Children and Youth