54 FOCUS - OCTOBER 2018 Mailbox Letters to the editor continued from page 6 A HUGE Thumbs Up thanks! Dear Editor We would like to send out a huge thank you to Port Perry Smokehouse for their kindness and generosity. They are huge supporters of Port Perry hospital and have once again gone above and beyond. On August 28th, they put on a barbecue for all staff and construction workers as a ‘welcome back’ for staff. Adam (owner) and McKenna (Manager) worked so hard to make this event happen, and collaborated with other businesses in town such as Vos’ Independent Grocer, Hank’s Pastries and Canadian Tire for other donations for the day. So thank you to them as well. It was such a wonderful day; getting to see staff and friends we haven’t seen in far too long. The food was fantastic, as always. At last check Adam had made over 200 sandwiches and had another chef on call if we ran out. He didn’t want anyone leaving hungry. He even provided a vegan option for people, which was so thoughtful. Thank you Port Perry Smokehouse for always giving back so much to our community. We are truly lucky to have you as part of our wonderful little town. Sincerely, Candice & Chris Sedge Scugog IS THE BEST! Dear Editor We wish to sincerely thank Focus for including our nights each month under ‘What’s Up Scugog’. Your support IS THE BEST and we appreciate it very much! We had better luck this year with only 3 cruise-ins postponed until August 28th – our Appreciation Night and final event for the season. There was a total of 1,484 vehicles shown at the Tuesday Night Cruise-Ins. Operation Scugog was the lucky recipient of over $1,050 cash and 4 trucks of food and paper products collected during two special occasions this year. Our cruisers ARE THE BEST! We have over 20 awesome businesses who support our cruise-ins and we ask that everyone support them by looking locally for your needs. From buying or selling your home, to purchasing insurance, parts, towing and repairs – our sponsors can provide it all! Fast food, trailer rentals, buying a Ford or GMC vehicle and even when you “gotta go” - check our blog (http://cruisinclassics. blogspot.ca) to find out who is best because our sponsors ARE THE BEST! And finally, to each and everyone who has enjoyed even one of our events, we thank you for attending and look forward to meeting you again. Yours very truly, Bev VanKessel, President; Tony Laundrie, Vice President; Julie Williams, Secretary/Treasurer, Cruisin’ Classics Car Club Thanks from our own little paradise Dear Editor It is so amazing how wonderful and caring Port Perry has been to our Scugog Island Sunrise Beach for all these many years. How many times can we say THANK YOU – never enough to an endless list of all the special individual and businesses whose generosity truly made our annual Fun Day on August 25, such a success. One again, thank you so much, for making our Fun Day FUN. You are the best!!! Yours truly, Sincerely, Linda Brown (Brownie) on behalf of Sunrise Beach Association Let’s fill the shelves Dear Editor Operation Scugog would like to give a big shout out to all individuals, organizations and businesses who have donated to our community food bank over the spring and summer. As Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approach, our need continues. Your donations can be dropped off at Operation Scugog food bank. We are open Wednesdays from noon - 4 p.m. 593 Alma St. (beside Victory Christian Centre) 905 985-3087 or by contacting Karen Teed at 905 985-4899. Thank you, Karen Teed Keeping our street accessible Dear Editor Just a short letter to thank our by-law officer Denise for monitoring our street, Rosa Street (from Bay Street to the fairgrounds) during the fair weekend. In the past we had been told that nothing could be done about the cars parking on both sides of our narrow street. We could barely get our vehicles out of our driveways, let alone if there had been an emergency and we needed ambulance or fire services. This year was totally different thanks to her dedication all weekend. Thanks again, Don Orr Beautiful baskets downtown Dear Editor During my walks around town this summer, I have been very pleased to see the wonderful hanging baskets adorning our downtown streets. They are absolutely beautiful and I would like to congratulate all those who have taken care of them throughout the season. Great job! Believe me, it is truly appreciated. Sincerely, Eileen Hodgins Please send us your letters, maximum of 250 words. Be aware that we cannot publish negative letters about individuals or businesses. Submit to: focus@focusonscugog.com