To the editor:

On behalf of the Friends of the Flint Library board, its Neighbors in Need program and program recipients, I want to extend our sincerest gratitude.

In 2010, the list of families needing help continued to grow. Thankfully, the generous donations by the Middleton community matched the need. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses and groups for their generous contributions to our program: Paul Richardson, state Sen. Bruce Tarr, Pat Christoun, Middleton Kiwanis, Middleton Board of Trade, McKinnon's Market, Rick Bienvenue and his business associates, Middleton town employees, Teresa's, Currier's Water Wagon, Discount Auto Sales, Family Medical, Eastern Insurance Group, Jeff and Carol Curvey Foundation, and Invest in People. Many of these groups have been an annual mainstay of the Neighbors in Need program. A huge thank-you goes out to the Middleton community at large. Your generous outpouring of contributions, even in these difficult economic times, made it possible for the Neighbors in Need program to provide support to 65 Middleton households, including making the holiday season brighter for those who might have fallen on hard times.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank those "special elves" that make this program possible. You gave of your time and talents and did a wonderful job.

Middleton is clearly a community with a generous and caring spirit.

Gimmie Sue Valacer

Chair, Neighbors in Need

Friends of the Flint

Middleton

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