From our readersIssue Date: May 24, 2018
A sea of blue bags, paper sacks, and boxes flooded the Marinette Post Office this past Saturday, May 12 for the National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive.
St. Vincent de Paul, NEWCAP, and The Salvation Army programs will benefit from approximately 12,500 pounds of "love" in the form of food, to share with those who come to find nourishment through local food pantries. The compassion of each household who chose to donate, the volunteers who sorted and will stock the shelves, the postal workers and their families who gave tirelessly once again; remind us of the outstanding support displayed in our community. A community who gives to be sure no one goes hungry in the months of summer when children will not have school breakfast and lunch programs to supplement their dietary needs, and families who struggle with the day to day demands and find it difficult to meet food needs. Some of our senior folks have to choose between medication and food " this support allows them to have both.
Thank you Jack's Fresh Market for the donation of donuts to show appreciation for the Letter Carriers and Volunteers this past Saturday. These contributions show the Letter Carriers and volunteers they matter. Thank you everyone who did your part in making this another successful year.
Please consider calling one of the agencies (St. Vincent de Paul, NEWCAP, or The Salvation Army) to be involved in projects such as School Supply Donations, or Christmas Assistance.
St. Vincent de Paul (715) 735-6955,
NEWCAP (715) 732-4171,
Major Carol Lemirand,
The Salvation Army (715) 735-7448
We did it once again? Letter carriers at the Crivitz Post Office along with postal employees and local volunteers teamed up to stamp out hunger in the community.
I want to thank everyone who helped make this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a success. It could not have been done without you.
Across the country, the Food Drive - held in cooperation with the Postal Service - resulted in millions of pounds of non-perishable food collected and distributed to deserving charities nationwide.
Closer to home, the Crivitz and Wausaukee carriers collected 7,422 pounds of food from generous donations left at mailboxes, which were then delivered to local community food pantries.
For 26 years our local community has come together for this important event to help make it successful. This clearly shows the generosity of everyone involved with the project - people who make a difference in other people's lives.
If you have driven through our village recently, you certainly have noticed the American flags flying along the highways of our community. What a great display of the true patriotism and respect for the flag in Crivitz.
I have had many people tell me how much they appreciate this display of patriotism. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have made this possible. Certainly, the many businesses and individuals who, through their generous donations, made the flag project possible. To the Crivitz Area Lions Club, especially Bob Hoyer, for their sponsorship of the flags along Hwy 141. I would also like to thank Glen Franzen, Sally Witt and Dewey Sessler for their efforts in raising the monies to pay for the flags along highways W and A in the village.
Finally, I would like to thank Tom May and his staff at J and T Electric for installing the flags and brackets on the poles, all at no charge for their service.
The generosity and contributions from so many individuals and groups makes me humble and proud to serve as the president of the Village of Crivitz.
John Deschane, President
Village of Crivitz
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