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Fundraising dinner was a success

(ran PW, PS editions)

Editor: I would like to say thank you to everyone who showed their support for me and my family during a recent spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Elks Lodge 2284, organized by the Blue Knights Florida Chapter XV.

To everyone that helped in some way or another to make this event happen, to our family, friends and fellow deputies that have stood by me during this difficult time, and to the many businesses throughout the community who donated articles for the door prizes and auctioned items, thank you.

Thank you to the Elks Lodge (members) for allowing the Blue Knights to hold the benefit at their facility. And a special thanks to the Blue Knights, more specifically Dennis Nottoli and Bill Davis, for their thoughtfulness in organizing this event, the months of planning and the enormous amount of time and effort it took to make it such a big success.

It is through events like this one that we realize that the community as a whole support the many men and women of law enforcement. May God bless them and keep them safe as they continue to do an excellent job protecting Pasco County.

Thanks again, to everyone, for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I will be back!

Deputy Ted Clegg

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Editor: On Aug. 5, a spaghetti dinner was held at the New Port Richey Elks Lodge in an effort to raise donations for the benefit of Sheriff's Deputy, Ted Clegg, our nephew, who sustained injuries in an accident while on duty on Dec. 23, 1999.

We would like to thank all the people who participated in this wonderful effort.

The Elks Lodge Chapter 2284, the Blue Knights Chapter XV, the sheriff's office, Ted's fellow deputies and his family and friends who came to honor him. The outpouring of love and kindness expressed by all was truly unbelievable. This proves that the people of Pasco County have shown great concern for their fellow man.

It was a night that touched our hearts.

Marie and Bill Coccaro

Patient thankful for royal treatment

Editor: I recently spent eight days in the Cardiac Unit of North Bay Hospital for a respiratory condition. I was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at 11:30 p.m. I was attended to immediately and thoroughly by the emergency room doctor. My doctor was notified shortly after I arrived there and gave his instructions. After only a few hours I was transferred to the Cardiac Unit on the first floor. If I was the Queen of England I would not have received better care. All the personnel, even the kitchen help that delivered the meals were helpful in every way.

Elaine Reynolds, New Port Richey

_ Many letters to the editor we receive are expressions of gratitude and do not belong on the editorial page. Letters of Thanks is an occasional column to accommodate such letters. Please mail to 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668.

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