Letter to the Editor — November 23, 2009

American Legion thanks volunteers

Dear Editor,

            “Thank you, thank you” to everyone who helped with the Halloween party this year. From creative ideas, building props (hours of sweat and time), setting up and tearing down, to attending and having a good time at our annual fundraiser for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Our guests of honor were surely missed this year due to the early flu season, but I’m sure they were in all our thoughts as Darcy sang the “National Anthem.”

            We had a tremendous show of support by the following businesses/individuals with their donations for advertisement, food, supplies, decorations, raffle, etc. Please take a minute to thank them if ever given the chance:

Dee’s Family Restaurant

Scorpion Printing

West River Carpet

Kent Skills Center

Society of Saint Vincent DePaul



JCI Brookfield Equipment Recovery

JCI Acoustics SMTE & WAVE

JCI Maplewood

Leuuw’s Painting

Menard’s of Holland

Estate Warehouse

Norman Foods

Smart Buy, Inc.

Kremo Bakery




B&B Distributing

Kent Beverage, Westside Beer

Farm Bureau (Clark Agency)

Gerri at RHS


Road Kill Bingo

WFGR 98.7


The Rockford Squire

Detroit Lions

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Red Wings

Grand Rapids Whitecaps

Grand Rapids Griffins

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Grand Rapids Symphony

Candy Cove (Sparta)

Odawa Casino

Blue Chip Casino

Amway Grand Hotel

The Corner Bar

Frame & Mat Shop

Rockford Floor Covering


Burlap ‘n Rags

Sheldon Cleaners (Rockford)

Jody’s Restaurant

Samuel’s Family Haircare

Roxy’s Massages

Rockford Ace Hardware

Mustang Band

…and anyone I may have forgotten!

            A special thanks goes to the creative geniuses, Cory, Gary, Jacquie and Norm, and our judges:  Juliet Dragos (WZZM), Beth Altena (The Rockford Squire), Keary Sawyer and Todd “Michaels” Chatman.

            I had a good time. Thanks!

Iny Couturier
American Legion Post 102

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