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May 21, 2014 - Thanks for community volunteer support

Dear Editor,

On Friday, April 25, was Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center's annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Clarkston United Methodist Church, where over 100 volunteers and guests attended.

Thanks to staff and volunteers for all of the hard work they put into this event: Mary Przybycien and volunteers Bev Babiak, Ron Frank, Don Kayko, Beverly Krol, Rosie Landry, Nick Mocerino, Pam Spencer, Rose Tanner, Denise Tarchalski and others who helped prepare food and decorate for this event. Also thanks to all of our staff members for working together with our volunteers to make our center a successful place. Our over 150 volunteers make it possible for us provide higher levels of programs and services to the community. We appreciate their hard work and everything they do for us.

We are especially grateful this year for Clarkston United Methodist Church and Pastor Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle and her staff member, Paula Acton for working with us and allowing our kitchen staff to have our luncheon in their hall. They have been very gracious to us and supportive of our center and programs.

We would not have such a successful event without sponsors Coats Funeral Home-Gold Level; Home Instead Senior Care-Silver Level; Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Inc.-Bronze Level; Susan's Hallmark-Gifts for the volunteers; and Independence Village desserts.

Several local restaurants donated food for our luncheon. Our volunteers were very grateful for such a wonderful menu. It was a real treat to try out the different dishes that they provided.

Thank you for your generous donations of food for this event, Brioni Café & Deli, Clarkston Union & Woodshop, Gregg's Gourmet Café, Pete's Oven Bakery, Pizzeria Dolce, Royal Diner, Sportsmen Great Northern Grill and Uncle Peter's Pasties.

It was a great event thanks to everyone listed above for their donations and hard work.

Barbara Rollin, supervisor, and Mary Melega, programmer, Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center

Support for Clarkston city manager from reader

Dear Editor,

I've been a resident of this community for almost 60 years. I've seen many changes in city and township government, as well as Clarkston schools.

We now have the first female city manager. In knowing Carol Eberhardt, I've always been impressed with her intelligence. Carol is well read, articulate, creative, a good listener and has a vision for Clarkston.

Her task has been made more difficult because of a former city council member constantly criticizing her work. This has not been helpful in furthering the progress of keeping this community as special as it always has been.

Clarkston is a vibrant, lively, idyllic place to live, enjoy, and raise our families. Let's keep it that way!

Thank you.

Mel L. Vaara

Clarkston

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