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Letter - Blessed by generosity of the public

To the editor:

On behalf of the Jingle Bells Foundation and the Alexandria Jaycees, we want to thank everyone who helped make the 60th annual Jingle Bells Telethon such a huge success. A special thank you goes out to the dedicated staff at KSAX-TV, Lake Geneva Christian Center for hosting the telethon and H. Boyd Nelson, Inc. for generously hosting the distribution of baskets.

More than $105,000 was raised this year. This money will be used to pay for 1,000-plus food and toy baskets. Nearly 250 people came out to help package and deliver the baskets. This kind of sacrifice and dedication makes us proud to be a part of Jingle Bells.

So many businesses, organizations, individuals and volunteers have made this possible and we are truly grateful to have those relationships. The combination of volunteers, donations and pledges have been greatly appreciated and will make this holiday season very special for thousands of people.

It cannot be said enough how humbled we are to be blessed by your generosity and caring. Together we can make a difference and not only during the holiday season.

Alicia Klimek and

Kathy Schlosser, on behalf of the Jingle Bells Foundation and the Alexandria Jaycees