Editor, The Times:
A man named Charles R. Swindoll once said, “Every day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”
There are many children in Clearwater who made some amazing memories this season skating with Raft Mountain Skating Club.
The skating coaches were wonderful and amazing: Teresa Heisterman and Chelsea Hindle, as were the amazing young people – Robin Kreke, Nate Wadlegger, Hailey Griffin, Keisha Johnston, Julian Dewey-Plummer, and Talon Rhodes – who assisted them with rinks full of eager beginners. Enjoy all the free time the end of the season will bring you!
The ladies that form the executive donated long volunteer hours and put an incredible amount of passion into the club. From decorations to roses- Jenn Wadlegger, Paula Griffin, Sam Braaten, Lennie Maclaren-Priede, Doris Pennock, and Chris Kreke worked hard to make the season special.
Many people turned out to make the end of the year carnival a success. Jon Kreke and Gene Griffin made sure all the children had their time in the spot light. Shelly Sim’s heartfelt appreciation and passion for the event came through loud and clear in her role as MC for the event.
To the companies that make donations to support the event and the club, thank you. It is good corporate citizens such as you that make big things happen in small towns.
Lastly, thanks to all who took the time to attend the skating show. Your encouraging cheers and willing applause turns a great memory golden for a child. We will see you next year!