2017-10-12 / Letters

To the editor:

Open Hands, Open Heart out of Saco recently held its third annual fundraiser that will provide new shoes for needy children. The organization, a nonprofit under the umbrella of Saco Food Pantry, takes in gently used items, especially clothing for children, which are given to families in need. I would like to give a shout out to all who made it such a success. Special thanks to Don Guay who hosted the event at Deep Brook Golf Course. SueEllen Chamberlain for again making our flyers and taking care of registration and Joe Pennell Printing for making signs. To all the volunteers at Open Hands, Open Heart who helped with set up and continental breakfast: Rita Lachance, Faith Litwin, JoAnn Klikier, Chris Littlefield, Jackie Kelley, Betty Germann, Judi Colby, Kathryn Garrity, Marcelle Henri, Deb Brejwo and Mike LaRose. To all of our sponsors a very special thank you: Little Footsteps Child Care Center, Saco Bait & Tackle, ECP Digital Services LLC, Prime Toyota, The Greg & Tina Team, Central Furniture & Appliance, Bob & Mike’s Mini Mart, Ultimate Window Shade & Blind Co, A Highlanders Garden, Biddeford Saco Dental Associates, Saco Healing Arts, Chef & Gardener Restaurant, Three Sister’s Family Restaurant, Duffy’s Restaurant, Tanglez Hair Salon, Devoe Color & Design Center, La Corseterie, Copy It, Andy’s Agway, Dennett-Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Subway in Scarborough & Waterboro, Biddeford Painting, Smartsource, P&C Insurance, Southern Maine Health Care, Carl Goodwin Contractor, Hammond & Dargis CPA, The Portland Group, Laboratory Billing Services, Harris Farm, Marcia Bouchard, Town & Country FCU, York County Credit Union, Biddeford Savings, Northeast Credit Union, People’s Choice Credit Union, Saco & Biddeford Savings and Saco Bay Rotary Club. Those who made individual donations: Roy Lee, Lucille Reed, Tim Murphy and JoAnn Klikier. The Restaurants that donated gift certificates for raffles: Jumpin Jakes, JJ’s, Cowbell, Jimmy The Greek, Rapid Ray’s, Duffy’s, Shelly’s, Traditions, Kerrymen Pub, Landmark, Sea Salt, New Moon, Pizza By Alex, Clam Bake, Ken’s Place and Chef & Gardener. Golf courses that donated rounds of golf included Biddeford & Saco Country Club, Sanford Country Club and Salmon Falls. Last but certainly not least, all the players who came out to have fun that day. If not for you, none of this could have happened.

Elaine Fournier, Open Hands, Open Heart

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