Letters to the Editor – March 24, 2016

5th-grader writing report about New Hampshire

To the Editor:

I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools in Puyallup, Wash., and I am writing a report on the state of New Hampshire. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your readers would like to help me by sending any pictures, postcards, used license plates, facts, products, etc., from your state, it would be greatly appreciated.

Josie Fifth-grader Cascade Christian School 601 9th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98372

Consider supporting club’s fundraising efforts To the Editor: Thank you for covering the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley’s plans for expansion in The Milford Cabinet. We are very excited about our plans to build a new gymnasium and teen center and having an even greater impact on the youth in the Souhegan Valley. The article, however, made our fundraising efforts seem effortless, stating we raised $2.1 million in one month. In fact, our capital campaign has been in its "quiet phase" for almost a year. Response to our fundraising efforts has been positive, but we have a long way to go before we reach our fundraising goal of $3 million. We will be asking the community to consider supporting our fundraising efforts over the coming months. For more information about our expansion plans and how you may be able to support them, please visit www.svbgc. org.

Susan E. Taylor Executive Director Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

Polar Plunge reaches $10K goal To the Editor: Saturday, March 5, was a sunny day with a slight breeze at Seabrook. The air was 35 degrees and the water 39. A perfect day for the Polar Plunge. About 15 of us went in, with another 15 or so watching, including Ally Teixeira, her baby Alyvia, and Cooper Doucette. This was a first, and added a great dimension to the day. We had a real struggle raising money for the first six or seven weeks, so our goal of $10,000 was not realistic, and I began to pray for a total of $6,000. But the week before the dip was great, and the day of saw $1,738 in donations and pledges come in. Last Friday, a tremendous anonymous donation came in, and the goal of $10,000 was hit. What a feeling.

An exact total is not known yet, but Ally and Cooper will each get at least $5,000. The best part of these projects is delivering the gifts from all of you to these two special kids. We look forward to that day most of all. For those of you who have pledged, please mail to my address above or PayPal to info@prepress plus.com and reference the Polar Plunge and Ally Teixeira or Cooper Doucette.

Thanks once again for your generosity and support to our family and these two special kids.

Ray Keefe Amherst