Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Paper's coverage greatly appreciated
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Jun 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! On May 7, Community Living North Halton had its 16th annual fundraising event, a walk-a-thon, at the Gellert Centre in Georgetown. Your newspaper has supported us from the very beginning and has truly outdone itself this year. You advertised our event and wrote a very informative article about it in the time leading up to the day. On the event day you had a photographer present to take pictures, and then you put a wonderful picture of one of the ladies who we support through our programs on the front page-- thank you! As a Community Living organization, it is part of our mandate to increase awareness and inclusion in the community of the people we support-- this one picture on the front page of your paper has done a great deal to help us achieve this awareness. The walk-a-thon itself was a wonderful success as Halton Hills Mayor Bonnette opened the event and Milton Councillor Mark Curtis assisted with the draw prizes and closing the day off. The weather was a little brisk at times, but the rain held off and it really was a nice day to be out walking for a great cause. Inside we held a silent auction and a raffle draw-- we also served food and refreshments, and I believe everyone had a really wonderful day. All proceeds from this event are designated for our leisure and respite services that are not funded by the government. These programs are used by both children and adults with developmental disabilities who reside in the Milton and Halton Hills area. We truly appreciate your support of this year's fundraiser-- the walk-athon was a great success and a good part of that success is thanks to your newspaper and your efforts to "get the word out" about our organization and our annual event. Thank you again. Nancy MacNeill, Chairperson, 2006 Walk-a-Thon Committee

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Letters to the editor...Paper's coverage greatly appreciated