Letter to the Editor

Citizen Forum

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thanks for fundraising help


Alexia Woods and family would like to thank each and every person that came together in our community and made Alexia's medical fundraiser a success. We are so appreciative of each and every penny donated as well as all the wonderful raffle items that were donated. So many people donated hours of their time to help and we are so thankful for each of you. There were far too many individuals that helped to name them all. We would like to name the following businesses that supported Lexi: Performance Aircraft Powerplants, Inc., Ball and Prier Tire, Inc., Kirk's Excavation, Powell Ace Hardware, Just Teazin' and Beauticontrol by Brandie Anderson, several gifts by Debbie Mayes ay Mayes Plumbing, Chana's Corner, United Country Realty, Celebrating Homes by Jennifer McGee, Grandma's Beans and Cornbread, Marty Riley Farm Bureau Agent, Joyous Creations by Alisha Matney-Reed, Cross Frenzy, On Site Construction, Elite Dance Studio, Ideal You and Tanning, Thirty One by Lacey Clark, Blessings Unlimited by Jill Emitt, Mary-Kay by Emily Dignan and Jayme Wambold, Scentsy by Mandy Smith, "It's all about me", Pampered Chef by Brenda Manley, Mish Mash Designs, Basin Park Spa, Ruelle Designs, DND Dazzled, A Cut Above, Quality Tire, Butch Hanby. I'm so sorry if I forgot to name someone as there were so many gracious people. Thank you for blessing us and making it possible for Lexi to go to Mayo!

-- Melissa Woods

Barn show & sale a success


The Art Guild of Holiday Island would like to thank the over 300 people who viewed our 24th Annual Labor Day Show and Sale at the Historical Barn at Holiday Island. Our Judge, Judy Maurer, of Springdale announced her choices at a private reception on Aug. 30.

The show was open to the public on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. We had 73 entries and gave out $1,400 in prize money. In addition, Viewer's Choice and Holiday Island's next Telephone Directory winners were chosen. The Viewer's Choice, Directory winners and three of the judged First Prize art pieces are on display at the Holiday Island Cornerstone Bank during September.

We appreciate coverage received in your newspaper. Kate Lucariello and David Bell did an excellent job of covering the reception and informing the public of the judged winners.

We would like to also thank our generous sponsors that made it possible for the Guild to continue to have the annual Show. They are Island Airco, Cornerstone Bank, Diane Paulsen, Inc., Wal-Mart Super Center of Berryville, Sun Fest Market, Harts Market, Community First Bank, Holiday island Development Corp., Green Acres Assisted Living, Arvest Bank, Island Rentals, Vacation Rentals and Glenda George.

-- Joan Hirnisey

Holiday Island Art Guild Coordinator