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Letters to the editor – Thursday (4-14-2011)

Thanks to all who supported Medical Society fundraiser
The Rowan Medical Society Alliance was organized by the spouses of Rowan County physicians to promote community health projects in Rowan County.
On April 6, the Alliance presented its main fundraiser, ěFashions for a Cause,î with the help and support of numerous volunteers and local businesses. All of the proceeds from our show go to support the Community Care Clinic of Rowan County. This year, we raised more than $10,000. The Community Care Clinic, with the volunteer help of our local doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and others, provides medical care to people in the county who because of current circumstances are unable to afford medical care.
We would like to thank the following stores that shared their beautiful spring clothes and models with our supporters: Annes Dress Shop, Attractions on Main, Belk, Maiaís Fashions, A Perfect Dress, Stitchiní Post Gifts and Thread Shed Clothing Co. Numerous other businesses and individuals provided funds, door prizes, raffle items, and services. David Whisenant, our faithful master of ceremonies, charmed us all with his latest fashion sense. The Medical Alliance wants to thank all of the people and local businesses who continue to share their talents, time and treasures with others in our town. We know you have been asked many times for help. Please know that your community appreciates your generosity.
ó Elizabeth Kaufmann
Salisbury
Kaufmann served on the Fashions for a Cause organizing committee.
Farewell to faithful pet
Last Tuesday, we lost Charlotte, a sweet and beloved dog. She was 75 pounds of pure pit bull; as strong and muscular as one can imagine, nicer than anyone could believe.
She loved and was loved by cats, kittens, other dogs, children and any person she met. She was never aggressive toward anything in two and a half years, except thunder and shadows; then her bark and scowl could be fearsome.
She led a breakout from our dog lot the day after last weekís storms. She and our other three dogs ran for the woods and were running free before anyone knew they were gone. The other three came back. Charlotte ran into a downed power line and never came home.
Charlotte died doing what she loved, running in the woods, queen of the forest. There is no doubt she died with a smile and that huge heart full of joy. We all feel immense pain and loss now. She will never be forgotten. She was a mother, companion, friend and a good dog. Goodbye, sweet, sweet Charlotte.
ó Thomas Pridgen
Salisbury
Hats off to ëHairsprayí
Bravo to the Piedmont Players production of ěHairspray!î It featured amazing talent and was much fun.
ó M.T. Sidoli
Salisbury

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