We, The Blazing Saddles, are a small 4-H club in Hoquiam that would like to thank three of your local businesses for helping us with our community service this past year. They are The Flying M Stables of Olympia that sponsored a large portion of the arena fee, TLC Tack for donating three gift certificates, and the Tackroom Too for donating a headstall.
Their support has enabled us to sponsor a horse show to raise money to buy Wii video game systems for the Seattle Children’s Hospital cancer ward. It took us a year to plan and acquire donations/sponsorships to do such a large service. We will be completing the last leg of our community service in the coming weeks when we actually get to deliver the Wiis and games to Children’s Hospital. Thank you for your support and great generosity.
The Blazing Saddles 4-H Horse Club
A few weeks ago I had the occasion to call for a welfare check for a relative. The deputy came promptly and checked for a period of time, and then two more deputies arrived and they continued their checking. It turned out happily for all concerned.
I just wanted to publicly thank the Sheriff’s Office for the courtesies they extended to me and for all the other times they put their lives in danger for the public. I do not think they get the thanks for the efforts they put out to keep us safe.
Lois Check, Tenino
Family Education and Support Services and the Kinship Support Program would like to acknowledge Robert Walker of Lacey and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound for their generous donations toward the purchase of a much-needed multiple user listening device.
The new listening device makes it possible for several group members to hear what is being said and to participate in the support group conversations at each of the many weekly and bi-weekly meetings of the Kinship Support Groups serving Mason, Lewis and Thurston counties.
When Mr. Walker learned there were members of the community who had difficulty obtaining support and training simply because they could not hear, he corresponded with our agency by e-mail. Having sight and hearing disabilities of his own, he felt compelled to help. His compassion serves our hearing-challenged members in a significant and critical way. A generous donation from the Community Foundation rounded off the balance of funds required to purchase the listening devise. Together, we worked to secure a device that would meet the needs of those we serve.
Family Education and Support Services provides family strengthening programs to the community. For more information, visit www.familyeducation andsupport.org.
– Shelly Willis, Family Education and Support Services and the Kinship Support Program