The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Letters to the Editor

September 7, 2013

Hearts & darts

Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:

Danville YMCA personnel send hearts to everyone who contributed “to the 2013 Poker Run at the Friendly Tavern on July 13. The gifts affirms the kindness and generosity that exists in the Danville area and your thoughtfulness has not gone unnoticed.

“The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children —regardless of age, income or background — to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

“Contributions to the Teen Reach program will help teens achieve higher learning, and get a head start with being successful in their future academic studies. We have purchased book bags and school supplies for all of the Teen Reach participants. In addition, the participants will have access to a computer in their room for conducting home work research. This fall, Teen Reach participants will become involved in preparing for college, which include college visits to the Danville Area Community College, University of Illinois, Parkland College, Eastern Illinois University, and Indiana State University. We thank you for assisting the Danville YMCA with providing many youth with the resources that are needed for knowing how to go to college.

“Again, from the bottom of our hearts, we are thankful!”

Anna Richey of Danville sends hearts to some good Samaritans.

“As I’m 91 years old and depending on my power chair to get around, this is to applaud the citizens of Danville.

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