Readers’ voice

Dear editor,
    A few months ago, the American Red Cross came out with a statement that they would no longer be collecting blood donations at remote sites in the Great Lakes Region (that would be us). They have scrapped that idea and we have a drive scheduled at the Kristopher Club (formerly known as the Knights of Colum-bus) Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from noon until 6 p.m.  This is the giving season and wouldn’t it be nice to know that your gift could be the “gift of life” for someone?  Please join us next Wednesday.
    Frank J. Wunderlich
    Blood drive coordinator
    Paw Paw Knights of Columbus


People of the 66th District,
    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for electing me to a second term as your State Representative. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to work on your behalf. In my first term, I worked to secure record funding for our schools and roads, and both of these areas will continue to be priorities for me moving forward. I am so grateful for each and every person that has attended a coffee hour or written me a letter over these last two years to share a concern or give their input. Hearing from you allows me to do the best job possible as your voice in Lansing. I look forward to seeing and hearing from all of you over the next two years.
    Once again thank you for your trust and confidence as we work together to keep Michigan moving forward.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
    Beth Griffin
        State Representative
        66th District


Letter to the Editor:
    Thank you, friends, for your “Giving” November.  We are grateful for your remarkable generosity. Your participation in Family Fare programs is rewarding for us. Your shopping receipts have earned us another $1,000 from Direct Your Dollars.  This year’s Retail Scan Campaign provided us with even more than last year through your donations at check
out. And, United Way’s Stuff the Bus was a huge success, thanks to those who shopped for us.
    Additional activities promoted generous contributions. The Community Thrift Shop again held a drive for us.  This time personal care items were collected. The 7th annual Chili Cook-Off at D Coy Duck’s, conducted by Richard Johnson, was incredibly successful, raising monetary gifts and many food donations.  As well as terrific chili tasting, we enjoyed music by Bad Endings.
    Small Business Saturday found guitarist/singer Dave Johnson “Playing for the Pantry” for the 6th year.  The 10 venues visited included:  Walt & Marie’s, Urban Basement, Taylor’s  Florist and Gifts, All Stirred Up, Amore` Restaurant, The Shop & Van Buren Coffee, D Coy Duck’s, Warner Vineyard, La Cantina, and Paw Paw Brewery. It was a rewarding effort.  
    Thank you to all.
    We are exceptionally fortunate to have people in our community who love and care for others.  I especially appreciate the generosity of our businesses and people in meeting the needs of our food insecure neighbors in our community.
    Please know how important your gifts are to us throughout the year.  You make a difference.
    Nellie DeLong
    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Eleanor’s Pantry


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