Dear Editor:

On behalf of myself, my daughter Jess Kutza, and the American Cancer Society Telethon Committee, I extend deepest gratitude to everyone who supported our Annual ACS Chinese Auction held in the Lakeside Ballroom on Sunday, March 27th.

This year's total of over 500 donations, hundreds of attendees and amazing proceeds would have never been possible without YOU, our supportive friends and businesses. Because of YOU, we were able to present a check on the ACS Telethon this past weekend in the amount of $20,800!!! What an accomplishment!

Lakeside graciously allows us to use their facility to display our multitude of items and comfortably accommodate our guests. Each year the Auction continues to grow and we strive for improvement. I can only hope that you had a memorable experience and will invite your friends to participate in all of our events. Feel free to email me with your comments regarding your likes, dislikes and suggestions to improve and follow all of our events on www.cancertelethon.org [1].

Many thanks to all of you who supported our special big item white ticket sales that circulated prior to the auction. Pre-sales surpassed our expectations.

Let us not forget our bakers, handy folks, the Leo's, CCTI and PVHS students, WMGH, Penns Peak, newspapers , Polka Joe, Cody Scott, Michaels, Big Lot, Needlebugs, Asphalt Paving Systems, set up, ticket sellers, ticket separators, donation pick up people, and any one who contributed in any way.

Again, thank you for being a part of "People You Know Helping People You Know".

Sincerely,

Mary Ann Dulaney

ACS Chinese Auction Coordinator/Volunteer

madula@ptd.net [2]