Thanks for helping girl hurt in ATV accident

To the editor:

On Sept. 25, 9-year-old Hailey Van Dien was seriously injured in an ATV accident. Hailey is the daughter of Cindy and Peter Van Dien, and the granddaughter of Sue Muncil Van Dien and Peter Van Dien of Saranac Lake. On Nov. 3, the Saranac Lake Baptist Church hosted Hoedown for Hailey, which was attended by family, friends and member of our community. Once again the kindness and charity of people from the Tri-Lakes have proven that we are very fortunate to be living in such a wonderful community. The event raised over $4,000 to help Hailey’s family with the enormous cost involved in her care. On behalf of Hailey and her family, we would like to thank everyone who attended Hoedown for Hailey, those individuals who donated their time, folks who donated gifts and food, and all the local businesses whose generous contributions made the event a success.

Rachel and Richie Hewitt

Colette Hirshblond

Karen McLaughlin

Vicki Paye

Deb Stoorza

Valorie Trost

Saranac Lake