Although many people and organizations were involved in providing supplies, food and support to this mission trip, we wish to extend our special thanks first and foremost to Dave Gallant and Father Ted Machnik of Saint Mary's Parish for organizing and hosting our group. In addition, our thanks to parishioners George and Gloria Horsley, Danny Schearer, Dick Dilts, Mary Hill, Dave and Sally Ferrel, Sue Welty and many others who worked tirelessly in the kitchen each day to prepare meals. A special appreciation and mention goes to Mary and Lilly Morh who were with us every step of the way, and were even so kind as to rent the New Boston pool for a fun and much needed evening of relaxation. Thank you Holy Redeemer, Father Dwayne McNew and all of his volunteers for the delicious meal Monday evening. A big “thank you” to Community Action for providing lunches to our workers at the Homeless Shelter every day.
Finally, a special “thank you” to the Ramada Inn for the gracious hospitality extended to a large section of our group at a discounted rate during this hectic week.
It was a memorable week that our youth and adults will not soon forget. To everyone in your community, especially those we have not mentioned by name, we send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Again, we have to say that we feel blessed to have been a part of this mission serving a community rich in history, and rich in love. We send you our best wishes and prayers for a healthy and happy year to come, until we meet again.
St. Brigid of Kildare Youth Group
Reader believes other things should come before skate park
I think a skateboard park is a fine idea. It could be built right after the playground, landscaping and science lab are finished at East Portsmouth Elementary. Also, maybe they could repair the gym floor that is already failing after only a few months. Education first and then recreation.