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July 02, 2014 - Congratulations to all artists at fair

Dear Editor:

The Teen Art Fair that has been operating at the lovely Clarkston Independence District Library has continued on for its sixth year.

The fair, which might be small with little art work to show for it, not only brought the talented artists but also their families and friends that can support them.

This event brings in not just those who have submitted but the whole community; it gives the library the recognition for what it deserves, a place where individual pieces of art can be loved and admired from either afar or up close; quiet and peaceful.

I personally loved how the pieces of artwork were organized in these categories, where the voting was excitingly fun!

I was able to have my friends and family compete with one another or support one another and possibly enjoyed the fair even more by that.

Also by the idea behind a prize, I saw the bright sparkle shine upon my dear friends' eyes, even though we may have not won.

I'm glad that those who did won, congratulations to them, they do deserve it and for those who also didn't win, their artwork is just as great!

It was fun and the people around me seemed to be happy and having a great time! I'm so glad that I could see Clarkston mostly in one place at a place I truly hold dear, a place where the books lie.

Vy Truong

Independence Township

Lions appreciate library eye support

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Clarkston Area Lions Club, I thank the Clarkston Independence District Library for all of the support they have given our Project Kidsight free vision screening program for children.

Since our first screening at the library in January of 2009, we have checked the vision of over 400 children in our community at their location alone.

They have always been willing and eager partners in our endeavor. We are very pleased we are now offering regular screenings at the library on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon.

For those of you who are not familiar with our program, we use a digital video camera to take images from each child's pupils and compare the measurements to norms.

We receive instant feedback indicating there does not appear to be any problems at this time or the child should be checked by an eye care professional. We print a detailed report for the parents to take with them.

This is just one of the many many services provided by our library.

A library is about so much more than paper books, although they are still wonderful.

Our library had done an outstanding job of changing with the times and integrating newer learning technologies.

And they are an incredibly wonderful community resource with their many different outreach programs.

I recently attended a Friends of the Library meeting to present our Clarkston Area Lions Club donation which is used to purchase library materials for the visually impaired.

They had made a list of the many different services and programs that the library provides.

I was astounded at how long the list was. Who knew that if you need a notary public or have to make a few copies you can simply go to our public library?

I urge everyone to support this wonderful community resource by voting YES for the Library Millage on Aug. 5. I think it's one of the best investments we can make in our community.

Chris Savage

Project Kidsight Coordinator

Clarkston Area Lions Club

Thanks for musical tribute for son

Dear Editor:

We want to thank Shelly S. Roland, The Clarkston Community Band and every fellow band member of Tony Palazzola for the Heart Warming Tribute performed for our son, Tony Palazzola.

Also, we want to thank Michael Peterson for his magnificent solo of Nessun Dorma.

Barbara and Tony Palazzola Sr

Independence Township

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