Letters to the Editor

This village understands meaning of ‘neighbor’

On behalf of Fishline, I would like to thank all those in the community who donated this year to help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for more than 400 families.

This program could not be done without the generous donations of turkeys, hams, rolls, cranberry sauce, stuffing and much more.

I would like to thank Sluys for donating fresh-baked rolls this Thanksgiving. They were a treat for the clients. Albertsons’ customers donated enough money to provide full dinners to more than 60 families.

The Lions Club put together 80 Christmas baskets again for clients and hanged them out with support from our local grocery stores. Gateway Fellowship, First Lutheran Church, St. Vincent de Paul at St. Olaf’s Church, Suquamish United Church of Christ, Vinland Lutheran Church, and North Point Church all packed and distributed baskets to clients.

Joni Kimmel and Bridget Young from Windermere Real Estate adopted two families as did several other families to provide a special dinner. Rotary brought in canned donations and turkeys. Liberty Bay Bank collected items specific to the holiday meals.

I also want to thank the community volunteers that came to help distribute the boxes and sort the donations that came in. Having that extra help means the regular volunteers aren’t overloaded with extra duties. It made for a very merry environment.

As it has been said, “It takes a village ...” I, for one, am glad I live in this village for it is one that truly understands the meaning of being a good neighbor.

Kathy Smith
North Kitsap Fishline Holiday Program


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