People’s column

Accolades

for a loved one

Editor, OBSERVER:

Heavy rain did not prevent the community from remembering Gary Grobaski at a memorial service held Thursday evening, Dec. 20.

Gary, a unique individual was friendly, warm-hearted, and wildly known for his “one liners.”

He owned German Shepherds and was a staunch supporter of the Lakeshore Humane Society. He attended all their fundraisers and especially “Picture Your Pets with Santa.”

A hilarious Santa visit will always be talked about, one dog stepped back and knocked over the Christmas tree, while the other dog peed on Santa’s boot. Woof, woof.

Gary rests in heavenly peace and we thank God for sharing him with us.

NANCY IVONSTON,

volunteer,

Lakeshore Humane Society

Basket project fills holiday need

Editor, OBSERVER:

On behalf of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the local community for your generous donations towards our Christmas Basket Project, which took place from Dec. 14 to 16.

This year, the SEAS Christmas Basket Project was able to give out a total of 113 food and gift baskets to needy families in our area. Through your donations, 429 children and adults received Christmas this year. In all, a total of 25,740 meals were distributed to families through the Christmas Basket Project. This could not have been accomplished without the financial support and generous donations of gifts from our local community. Even through difficult economic times, the true spirit of giving was witnessed.

I would also like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who gave their time to help us put the baskets together and distribute them. We would not be able to do this project without you!

Once again, thank you very much for your donation towards the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project. We hope you will consider making a donation next year as we continue to help others in need. May you have a blessed year!

CAROL A. SMITH,

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project coordinator,

Dunkirk

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