To the editor:
2012 was the 14th year for the Keweenaw county "No Kids Without a Christmas" program, and it was a great success. Thanks to the unbelievable support received from the people of Keweenaw, this valuable program was again able to assist many families who otherwise may go without during the holiday season.
Once again, the donors and volunteers who make this program possible came through for the children in need of our area.
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the many individuals who donated to the program as well as the following businesses and organizations; without your help this program would not exist.
The Eagle Harbor Inn, Slim's Caf, The Bear Belly Bar and Grill, Mohawk Sand & Gravel, the congregation of the Shepherd of the Sea Church, Superior National Bank, Keweenaw Title Agency, Rinne's Fuel & Excavating, the employees at Aspirus Keweenaw, Keweenaw Zumba group, Birds Eye Creations, Ahmeek Fire Department, The Phoenix Store, The Isle Royal Line, Keweenaw Specialty Woods, The Tamarack Inn, At Last Gourmet Foods, The Antique Snowmobile Club, Copper Harbor ladies for the bake sale, Copper Harbor Improvement Association, Shea Enterprises, Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club, Lingotech, Mohawk Superette, Ferrellgas, Methodist Church Sunday School Kids, 4H Club, The CLK Rotary Club, The Calumet chapter of the Red Hat Society "Copper Island Divas," The Ladies of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Mohawk for their quilts, hats and mittens, The Society of Saint John, The Eagle Harbor Ladies for the parent gift bags, The Eagle Harbor Breakfast Ladies, Pasty. Net, The Daily Mining Gazette, as well as the employees of the Michigan Department Of Human Services for their help with identifying the families in need.
I was touched by the generosity of the people and businesses of the Keweenaw, for they ensured yet again that the less fortunate children of our area were not forgotten and all had a wonderful Christmas.
Each year, our office receives many cards and heartfelt gratitude from the families assisted by the program. I would like to pass this sentiment on to you, the people, businesses and organizations who make it happen.
On behalf of the Keweenaw County Sheriff's Office, the Keweenaw County Courthouse, and most importantly, the many children served, thank you all very much.
Keweenaw County Sheriff