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Letter to the Editor
Thanks for community support of Goodfellows

January 08, 2014

Dear Editor,

The Clarkston Rotary Club would like to extend special recognition to following groups, organizations and businesses for their exemplary support and dedication during this year's Goodfellow newspaper sales and the subsequent "Shoes for Kids."

"Shoes for Kids" has been the Clarkston Rotary's signature community project for the past thirty-five years. It takes the collaborative efforts of not only club members but the community to bring each year's project to fruition.

The Clarkston Rotary would like to recognize the following:

The Clarkston News and Sherman Publications for printing the Goodfellow newspaper each year.

Don Rush, assistant publisher, and Rotarian Mary Sloan for their efforts in compiling and editing this year's paper.

The Clarkston Community Women's Club for their annual gift of time and financial support in providing for many Clarkston Community school children.

Boy Scout Troop #199 for organizing troop members in collecting donations at three different locations. The troop has provided continuous support to this service project for the past fifteen years.

Cub Scout Pack #499 for their first year of selling newspapers at Neiman's Family Market. The enthusiasm and efforts of the scouts didn't go unnoticed.

Oakland Woods Baptist Church for opening their doors for use of their church annually for the shoe distribution. Their church members support the endeavors in so many ways.

Neiman's Family Market for permitting cub scouts to learn community service by selling newspapers at their new Clarkston store. This is the first time in seven years that the Clarkston Rotary has been allowed to use a local grocery store for a community service project. Remember that Neiman's is family owned, committed to supporting the community and doesn't have the big corporate, big box mentality.

Tim Horton's on Maybee Road, Hungary Howie's on Sashabaw Road, Blazing Bagels in Waterfall Plaza, and Hamlin Pub on Sashabaw Road for their support and helping to provide for the many volunteers.

Finally, to the many volunteers who gave willingly of their time, money and efforts to again make this year's event a complete success.

Joel DeLong, club president

Clarkston Rotary Club