Letters of Thanks

Surfside Homeowners Association held its Surfside Chili Cook-Off/ Bake and Crafts Sale on Sept. 23.

To All My Heroes — Thank you for all of your help and prayers, so I could get my radiation treatments done. Thank you,

Mardell Bullis

Long Beach

We want to thank the many people who helped make our first Recovery Sunday on Sept. 10 a success. The date was chosen to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, and also to celebrate September as National Recovery Month. Giving out mums as Flowers of Hope and stress balls as a reminder to take it easy on ourselves, we met dozens of people at locations in Long Beach and Ocean Park.

Special thanks go to Connie Owen, Nikki Fortuna, Kat Erskine, John Larson, Deb Wells, John Rider, Barbara Bate, Douglas Levitt and Sigrine Vally for their efforts, and to all those who made donations or visited with us in support of our theme, Hope and Recovery for All.

The Board of Peace of Mind Pacific County

Pacific County

Community Table would like to extend a huge thank you to the Peninsula Senior Activity Center for preparing and serving such a wonderful spaghetti dinner as a fundraiser for the most vulnerable in our community. We want to thank John and Kathy Vale and their kitchen crew for such a wonderful spaghetti sauce as we are still hearing from people that they could not believe how “gourmet” the sauce tasted and also how the servers were so kind and efficient at getting the food out while it was warm. We are so grateful to have partners like you who understand that our neighbors depend on these warm, nutritional meals every Monday. We make sure that every penny that Community Table receives goes directly to food and never to pay for administration expenses.

Blessings to you all,

Ron and Mary Hollis and the Board of Community Table

Peninsula

POMPC (Peace of Mind Pacific County) wishes to thank Chico’s Pizza for their donation to our Community Awareness Dinner on Tuesday, September 26, at the Peninsula Church Center.

Also, with the participation of Amanda Terry, Barbara Bate, Nikki Fortuna, Sally Kubow, Deb Wells, Douglas Levitt, Okies, and a great turnout by our members and guests, the evening was a great success.

Sigrine Vally

President POMPC

Surfside Homeowners Association hosted more than 100 people at its ninth annual Surfside Chili Cook-Off/Bake and Crafts Sale on Sept. 23 at the Oysterville Schoolhouse.

Five crafters displayed and sold their outstanding, unusual wares: Coral Hughes, Marta Towne, Dana Hohnstein, Beth Tripp and David Cole.

Musicians Brian O’Connor and George Coleman played and provided lively entertainment.

Tasters’ Choice Awards went to: 1st Place: Donna Lewis, 2nd Place: Joni Brockman, 3rd Place: Polly Foster.

All donations went to the Food4Kids Backpack Program in Ocean Park.

We thank everyone who helped organize and set-up, and all who gave so generously. A special thank you to Sue Raymond at the Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park for her enthusiastic support — not to mention her generous donation of the prize bowls!

Sheila Wallace

Surfside Community Relations Committee

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