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November 12, 2009

Letters to the Editor: November 12, 2009

Penny Harvest went well



On Friday, Oct. 30, Ms. Teresa Gorman, Principal of Cooperstown Elementary School, presented me with a check for $694.30 to help fund a well in a developing country. This is the amount that the Elementary students collected during the month of October when they held a Penny Harvest. They have more pennies to count, so their donation will go over the $700 mark. My heartfelt thanks go to Ms. Gorman, Principal of Cooperstown Elementary School, Ms Christine Mc- Brearty-Hulse, School Counselor, who helped coordinate the Penny Harvest, and all of the teachers and students who so enthusiastically participated in the drive.



You did a fantastic job. It takes $5,000 to dig a well, and with this check and thanks to the donations made by so many others of you, we are only short of our goal by about $700. I thank you all and the recipients of our well will thank you for giving them clean water and making such a positive change in their lives.



Grace Kull



Cooperstown



Pancake Day a success



Lyn Edinger and Scott Barrett, Co-chairs of the 52nd annual Cooperstown Rotary Pancake Day, would like to extend their thanks to all of the Rotarians and many members of the community who helped with and supported this important Rotary fundraiser.



Special thanks to John Irvin and the Otesaga Hotel for their generous donation of applesauce and sausage.



To Bill Michaels and the Fly Creek Cider Mill for their donation of cider; to Roger Smith for all that he does to aid the event; the Cooperstown Vets Club for their generosity in allowing us to use their kitchen and dining room and Ted Hargrove for providing valuable support as well.



Pure maple syrup purchased from Bruce Phillips, in Hartwick, provided the finishing touch to an excellent meal.

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