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New ideas can come from small towns

On behalf of Grandview's Fred E. Hayes Post 57 of The American Legion, I would like to thank all who helped make our Operation Comfort Warriors penny-a-day campaign so successful.

With your help, we raised $3,047.01 for this program that benefits our wounded troops. The venture was so surprisingly successful, it has now been featured in on-line updates from the National Headquarters and we are beginning to get queries about how we conducted the program.

New ideas can come from small towns! We now plan to make this an annual event.

We would like to thank the following businesses that hosted donation buckets during the campaign: The Grandview Herald, Grandview Ace Hardware, Eli and Kathy's Restaurant, New Hong Kong Restaurant, Westside Market and Black Rock Creek Golf Course. We also thank the efforts of two schools: McClure Elementary and Harriet Thompson Elementary.

As is the Legion's policy, every last cent of this donation has been forwarded to the National Headquarters for this fund. The Legion pays all administrative costs from our dues. Many pennies made for great success.

/s/ Robert G. Gates, Commander, Fred E. Hayes Post 57, American Legion

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