26 FOCUS - JULY 2017 905-985-8660 1-800-248-0848 293 Perry Street, Port Perry www.westshorevillage.com Please continue to be supportive of the Bees ELEGANT LIVING BY THE LAKE Making a difference with your help Dear Editor The recent Tag Days brought the Hospital Auxiliary $9,362 closer to the $105,000 we need to purchase three pieces of equipment on our 2017 hospital wish list. One of my donors commented about two other recent fundraising efforts by local organizations and here they were again being asked, “to give”. I understand. But how lucky we are to be blessed with countless volunteers from so many organizations who donate their time to make things better for our families and those we don’t know. They take the “pocket change” which most of us will never miss and direct it to helping others in so many ways. Our local magazine, newspapers and businesses unfailingly support those organizations over and over again. We volunteers can’t do it without them and without you, the donor. Together, we do make a BIG difference in someone’s life. And just a note - pocket change does add up but a “fiver” just makes my heart sing! Thank you everyone. Gail Kerry, The Auxiliary to Lakeridge Health Port Perry Field of Dreams Dear Editor Field of Dreams (FOD) 2017 took place on June 10th & 11th in Port Perry and was an overwhelming success. FOD is a weekend dedicated to raising funds to support enhancements to our softball diamonds within Port Perry. Our tournament was very well attended with 19 teams coming to play, which is up 7 teams from last year. Thank you to our sponsors who enabled this to be a phenomenal weekend – Township of Scugog, Crusty’s Pizza, Emmerson Insurance Brokers Limited, Clearwater Pools & Spas, Port Perry Colonel Mustards, Kwik Signs, Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation, Campkins RV Centre and many more local businesses for their donations to the silent auction and prizes. FOD directors would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, ball players and attendees that made this a huge success. Follow us on Facebook for progress updates and diamond improvements so you can see the difference that your support has made. For more information or to volunteer at FOD 2018, please email ppfieldofdreams@gmail.com. Batter UP!. Sincerely, Tim Myers, FOD Board of Directors ...................... More letters on page 39 Mailbox Letters to the editor continued from page 17