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Letter to the editor - C.A.R.E. thanks
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Dear Editor: On Jan. 22, the C.A.R.E. committee (a non-profit organization) held a silent auction in Porterdale. This was a benefit to raise funds to assist the needy families of Porterdale. This was our first event like this and we really didn’t know what to expect; however, it turned out great as well as a lot of fun and it is all because the business owners and individuals in Porterdale and Newton County that stepped up to help us.

We would sincerely like to say thank you to all who helped in so many ways to make this a success:

Walter Davis, who donated the space; Charles and Beverly Turner, who helped with the entire event; Anita and Larry Denny for our entertainment for the evening. Some of the business’s that donated items were Van-Go’s studio, The Oaks Golf Course, Pbg, Emma Elaine Photography, Sigman Bottle shop, and Burnie’s Bar-B-Q, as well as local artist Arline Chapman, Kay Hill, Ehan Nichols, Tina Reed, and many individuals If I have left out anyone please forgive me. We really do appreciate everyone’s help. We look forward to our next auction and seeing all of you again.

To learn more about C.A.RE. or to make a contribution, please contact me at

Linda Finger,