To the Editor:
Now that Lights on the River, Inc. has turned off the lights for its 2013 event, we would like to take a moment to reflect and give thanks to the many people, organizations and businesses that helped to make our mission a success for the fourth year in a row.
The weather was less than cooperative for us this year but we braved the bitter sub-zero temps, snow, rain and ice, and right there along with us were our trusty volunteers, Mike and Colet Richardson, Tom Manning, Bev Parmeter, Colin Smith, Coleman Smith, Carson Smith, Maeve Bowdish, Makayla Derouchia, Kristin Calkins, Beth Crowley, and Laura Pierce.
Along with our volunteers were our display entries that also had to brave the high winds and cold to get their displays set up. Without them there would be no Lights on the River. A huge thank you goes out to all our display participants.
Of course, we could never forget our very generous sponsors for their unwavering support.
Last, and certainly not least, we would like to thank each and every one of you that took the time to brave the weather and drive out to Lisbon Beach and Campground to view the Lights on the River 2013 event.
If it wasn’t for such amazing community support, along with the help and support from everyone listed above, we never could have reached so many people in need this season.
Thanks to each and every one of you, Lights on the River, Inc. was able to donate $18,000 and 2,700 pounds of food to 10 food pantries throughout St Lawrence County.
Lights on the River, Inc.
Scott and Stephanie Wilhelm, Amy Fortin, Dicky Marcellus,
Jeff and Becky Buckingham, Bob McNeil, Henry Wilhelm,
David Smith, Mike McDonell, and Jacqueline Sovie