Letter to the editor 5, Nov. 28, 2019

Dear Editor,

The fundraising concert held on Friday, November 8 at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in Hudson proved to be an astounding success. As the organizers, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone that gave of their time, talent and financial resources to support the cause of raising a roof for Luis and his family in Pucallpa, Peru.

We are particularly grateful to our sponsors, Jeff Quenneville and Carole Schneider of Quenneville Walsh Private Wealth Management / Raymond James and The Journal for their generous support. Also, many thanks to Father Roland Demers and the many volunteers of Saint Thomas Parish for their unflagging contributions to the event.

To the choirs, the musicians, and all the talented individuals that wholeheartedly supported the event, we want to express a heartfelt thank you. That includes Heather Markgraff who patiently coordinated the entire evening behind the scenes and Steve Dennison our Master of Ceremonies.

What began as a small seed planted as an idea during a humanitarian trip in March 2019 organized by Pure Art Foundation grew to maturity and bore fruit in November. To the Pure Art Foundation and its founders, Robert and Brigitte McKinnon, we say thank you for the inspiration of your important work and giving us the opportunity to participate.

It is with a great deal of love and pride that we say thank you to everyone for your support. It means that in March 2020 we will travel with a group of more than 60 volunteers to Pucallpa and fulfill our dream of building a home for Luis and his family.


Louise Gauthier and James Armstrong

Concert Organizers

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