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Letters to the editor — Thursday (8-21-14)

Fan program helped 105 people
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center has just completed another successful Summer Fan Program. Our initial allotment of box fans was supplied through generous funding from the Duke Energy Foundation. Additional fans were later purchased, allowing us to serve a total of 105 individuals in Rowan County.
This program gives priority to senior adults who do not have air conditioning or adequate cooling in their homes. Extra cooling during hot summer weather becomes critical for those who have ongoing breathing problems and other medical conditions.
We always receive valuable support for our fan program from the Salisbury Post, Senior Savvy, various county offices and area organizations A special thank you goes to the Xi Delta Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi service sorority in Salisbury, for their generous donation of funds.
We are grateful to everyone who helped publicize and support our Summer Fan Program.
— Susan A. Davis
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
Invest in a child
It is that time of year again — time for a new school year, time for high school football, time for cooler temperatures, and time for Knox’s 6th Annual Invest in a Child Fundraiser!
This year is different, though. There’s excitement in the air at Knox. You can almost feel it, and if you drive by the school you can definitely see it. In case you didn’t know, there are new leaders at Knox, and if you haven’t met them, I hope you will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Dixon and Dr. Waiksnis soon. They have come to Knox with a vision, and they are bringing hope — hope that we can improve the conditions at an old, rundown school, hope to the teachers who need to be inspired to teach our children, hope to the parents who want to believe Knox can be a place where all children can learn, and hope of a brighter future.
They have reached out to the community for help, and you have answered the call. Thank you to everyone who came out the past two weekends and shoveled mulch, pruned bushes, planted flowers, pulled weeds and joined us in a labor of love. We could not have done it without you.
We now ask you to once again offer your financial support by making a donation to Knox’s Invest in a Child. The money you donate will be used to fund before and after school programs, college visits for students, professional training, school supplies, landscaping, outside receptacles and much, much more!
We hope you will consider Investing in a Child. Please send donations to Knox Middle School PTA, 1625 Park Road West, Salisbury, NC 28144
Together we can do this!
— Leah Ann Honeycutt
Salisbury

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