Thank you to all who made the Safe Harbor/My Friends Place Beggars' Banquet fundraiser such a success and so much fun. Local restaurants and caterers donated wonderful soup. Donors provided decorated trees, auction and raffle items and gifts from Sails Outlet.
The hundreds in attendance showed their support for programs that care for youth and families in our community. Thanks to the many, many volunteers at the event, the musicians and those who set it all up or worked behind the scenes. The numerous smiling young volunteers did a great job.
Our convention center and its staff also did a wonderful job. The art presented by the youth who are served at the center shows some of the potential they have to offer the world. We in the community especially thank the staff, board and volunteers of Safe Harbor/My Friends Place who are helping to make the Tri-Cities such a great place to live. If you missed the fun, you can still send them your best wishes or a donation.
BARBARA PUIGH, Richland