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Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Saying thanks

The members of Altrusa International of Sikeston would like to express our thanks to everyone who helped to make our O' Christmas Tree auction a success.

Proceeds from this event were donated to the House of Refuge. The house which opened on July 1, 2001, provides shelter for abused women and their children.

Without the generosity of our local businesses this event would not be possible. I would like to extend special thanks to the Standard Democrat for its coverage of the event; to Bill Powers of Zimmer Broadcasting for acting as emcee; to auctioneer Pat Suzuki; and to Jeannie Williams for her magic.

Lastly, I would like to thank our friends, families and neighbors who purchase tickets and attend O' Christmas Tree each year. Without their help our event could not have raised more money than ever before. We appreciate each of you.

Carrie Yanson, corresponding secretary

Altrusa International of Sikeston