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Good neighbors make a place

To the editor:

As a person of faith, I shouldn’t be surprised by the generosity of others and the helping hands of providence, but I occasionally find myself chastened and wonderfully awed. The many hands that come together to make Saranac Lake a righteous community are found in varied areas. Here are some examples: the Moose Club donating to the Community Supper from their wing and fish dinners; Sean and Olga, employees from Tops Market, taking time to shop for customers who need their food delivered; the food pantries, cooks and delivery people still meeting the needs of those unable to venture out; and contributions from good people seeing the need and responding.

In a time when our nation is quickly distracted by the next “thing” or impatient for normalcy of some kind, it is great to know that there are many not just looking out for themselves but for the welfare and needs of others. Good faith binds us and makes us as a community worth living and investing in. I am grateful.

Thank you,

Rev. Eric Olsen, pastor

First United Methodist Church

Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity

Saranac Lake

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