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To The Editor:
On behalf of the Catskill Mountain Velo Club and the children who were victims of the flooding that occurred from Hurricane Irene, we would like to take this opportunity and thank all of the people who contributed to our fund raiser and made it possible for us to restore some joy into the lives of the children who have lost so much from this catastrophe.

Thank you to the staff at Belleayre Ski Center for your assistance. You provided us with a booth on Columbus Day weekend from which to solicit donations. Tony Lanza and his staff have proven to so many the importance of Belleayre to our community. This continued unselfish commitment to continue support for our local community recovery efforts shows everyone the character of the staff at Belleayre and why it is a vital link to all who live here.

A special thanks also to Jack Jordan and Patty Rudge for donating a portion of their weekend to man our booth at Belleayre.

The moneys obtained, $1,850, will be used to restore as many bikes as possible. We will continue to solicit anyone who is interested in donating bikes in good shape to extend our effort to as many as possible. We are most in need of bikes for children age five to 15. Anyone who wishes to donate may send their donations c/o Michael Wentland, Catskill Mountain Velo Club, P.O. Box 174, Big Indian, NY 12410. Checks may be made out to Catskill Mountain Bike Recovery.

Thank you for your support.
Michael Wentland,
Catskill Mountain
Velo Club