Source: Sherman Publications

Letter to the editor
'A ton of food, literally'

February 16, 2011

Dear editor,

Last Saturday, Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) hosted a six-hour live telethon to help fill the shelves at the Oxford/Orion FISH pantry. Community residents were encouraged to drop off donations at one of three sites - Orion Township Hall, Orion Township Library, and Orion Neighborhood Television Studio.

Each location also hosted live bands and interviews. Everyone dropping off items was entered into drawings for gifts donated by area merchants.

It took a crew of 30 ONTV staff and volunteers to pull off this live event from three locations. Iíd like to thank everyone who participated, you did an amazing job! Special thanks to Molly Perry, ONTV Outreach Coordinator, and Ian Locke, ONTV Education Coordinator, who put in many hours planning this event.

Thanks also to our entertainment: Joe Tackett and the Super Novas, Mark Boucher, George Sinnott and the NOCB Dixie Band, Rich Eddyís Rockiní Oldies Band, Electric Graffiti, and Third Rock.

And thanks to our sponsors, who donated the raffle items: Custom Threads & Sports, Waste Management, Buffalo Wild Wings, ĎWiches Sandwich Shop, Grondinís Hair Salon, Jetís Pizza (M-24 & Clarkston Rd), Genisys Credit Union, Village Quilt Shoppe, and the Detroit Tigers.

A big thank you to Good Shepherd Lutheran School for bringing in the most food, thanks to ONTV volunteer Kellie Finney.

And a huge thank you to everyone who donated food to this event, just over 2,000 pounds was collected for FISH - thatís a ton of food, literally!

Diane Griffiths

Executive Director

Orion Neighborhood Television