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Letter to the Editor
Thanks for Clarkston community for...

April 25, 2012

Local donations

and volunteers

Dear Editor,

On Friday, April 13, Independence Twp. Senior Adult Activity Center held its annual volunteer appreciation at Saint Daniels Catholic Church, where over 100 volunteers and guests attended.

Thanks to the following staff and volunteers for all of the hard work they put into this event: Mary Przybycien and volunteers Shirley Bryan, , Ron Frank, Sharon Hubbard, Beverly Krol, Karen Lafnear, Nick Mocerino, Kerri Perna, Mary Jo Reid, Pam Spenser, Margaret Sumner and others who helped prepare food and decorate for this event. Also thanks to staff members John Cezarz, Gordy Cloutier, Pat Drake, Jerry Ellis, Theresa Gordon, Amy Laboissonniere, Mary Melega, John Lowell, Tom Mitcham, Barbara Szematowicz and Gerry Townsend for working as a team for our volunteers. Our 150 volunteers make it possible for us provide a higher level of programs and services to the community. We appreciate everything you do for us.

Without the following businesses and sponsors we would not have such a successful event. Thanks to the following sponsors: Friends of Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center-Platinum Level; Home Instead Senior Care-Gold Level; Wint & Son Funeral Home, Inc.-Bronze Level; Kroger's on Sashabaw-Flowers and corsages for volunteers; Susan's Hallmark-Gifts for the volunteers.

This year several local restaurants donated food for our luncheon. Our volunteers are very grateful for such a wonderful menu. It was a real treat to try out the different dishes from our local restaurants. Thank you to the following businesses for donating food for this event: Brioni Café & Deli, Gregg's Gourmet Café, Pizzeria dolce, Red Knapp's Grill & Bar, Royal Diner and the Union Bar & Kitchen.

Last but not least we thank Saint Daniels Catholic Church and Father Christopher Moss for allowing us to have our luncheon in their hall. They have been very gracious to us.

Barbara Rollin, coordinator

Independence Township senior center

Patronage of the arts

Dear Editor,

Many, many thanks to all those who were able to attend the first musical performance sponsored by the Clarkston Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) in our Music on the Move series. The Red Sea Pedestrians and opening act Glenn Poorman gave phenomenal performances.

Special thanks has to be given to our sponsors; KH Homes who sponsor and fund our opening act, Bowman Chevrolet, Encompass Financial Partners, Clarkston State Bank, and Lavasco Fitness & Nutrition. It would also have not been possible without the generous support from Essence On Main, Rudy's Market, Great Turtle Toys, Lisa's Confection Connection, Ironton Cottage & Cabin Furniture, and the Clarkston News.

A personal thank you to Sue Owen and our partner the Clarkston Village Players for the use of their Depot Theater, and to Lydia and Robyn for creating a theme and the graphics to go with it. For those of you who were unable to attend, we will be scheduling future events in our Music on the Move series and along with all of you, will continue to support and promote the performing arts in the Clarkston area.

Cory Johnston and Development Committee of the CCPA