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Letters to the editor – Saturday (7-12-08)

Many contributed to Faith 4th parade
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the folks who helped put on the Faith 4th of July Parade. Thank you to all Law Enforcement, EMS, Rescue Squad and Fire Department Personel. Thank you to all the folks who helped with parade line-up. This is a big job. You all are appreciated so much. Thank you to the Town of Faith for your support. Thank you to all the entries who participated in the parade. This was one of the largest parades we have had. And last but not least, Thank you to the thousands of people who sat along the parade route and helped us celebrate our nations birthday.
ó James, Sylvia & Pam Alexander
The writers served as co-chairs of the Faith Fourth of July parade.
Outpouring of helpOur family would like to thank everyone who helped out, bought a chicken plate or made a donation on behalf of our daughter, Peyton Rodgers. Once again, our community saw a need and jumped in to help. We were overwhelmed by the response that we received and how many were concerned about Payton. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and who distributed tickets. It wouldn’t have been a success without you!
Everyone helped out that day and really pulled together to get the job done. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
Thanks to the companies that donated on Peyton’s behalf: Chick-Fil-A, Cheerwine, Sundrop, Hendrix Barbecue, Marita Bread Co., Towne House Restaurant and Food Lion in Rockwell. To the ladies of our church, thank you for all of your desserts! The biggest thank you of all goes to the two who cooked the chicken and the one who organized things. Thank you for caring so much for our family to want to help. We cannot express in words what it has meant to us!
ó Doug, Joy, Peyton, Cade & Carter Rodgers
Salisbury
Angels of mercy
We are surrounded by angels. I came to this conclusion recently when I was involved in a motorcycle accident and left lying in the middle of a two-lane road. The first angel was a gentleman in a pickup truck. He quickly waved traffic around me and shouted for someone to call 911. Then he took off his coat and turned it inside out and told me to lie back on it, adding, “Don’t worry about the jacket, son, I’ve got another one.”
Sir, whoever you are, God bless you and your family. The story does not end there. Volunteer firefighters arrived next, and they kept me safe until the ambulance arrived. The ambulance driver and his assistant took every precaution to transport me safely to Rowan Regional. So far, I have counted at least eight angels watching over me. When we reached Rowan Regional, there was no way to count all the angels. They were all so concerned with my well-being. They were all professionals, and my well-being was their only concern. When an accident is this bad, they can’t give pain medicine until they determine the injuries. The angels did everything to make me comfortable and stable to fly by helicopter to Charlotte for four operations and 14 days in the hospital.
I can tell you from experience that Rowan Regional’s emergency room is staffed by some of the best health care people in the world. May God bless each and every one of you.
ó Robert Collins
Salisbury

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