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Thanks for support

To the Editor:

The students in Grosse Pointe are so fortunate to have so many generous benefactors willing to support their school's fundraising efforts.

Once again, a great group of supporters rallied to help make the 4th Annual Golf Outing sponsored by the PTO at Pierce Middle School at Sycamore Hills Golf Club a success.

Although the weather on Oct. 2 started out cool and damp, the event still went on for the die-hard golfers. With the help of the businesses and individuals in Grosse Pointe and in the surrounding communities, the PTO raised funds which will allow us to continue in our mission to improve the learning environment and well-being of the students at Pierce Middle School.

Congratulations to the winning team of Walt Fitzpatrick, Bob Kelly and Ron Wardie who shot 8 under par that day! What an accomplishment considering the adverse weather conditions that day.

First, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the following hole sponsors for their support:

BP Oil, Alter and Jefferson; Ehresman Associates, Dale Ehresman; Executive Strategies Inc., James C. Farber; James R. Fikany Real Estate Co., Michael J. Fikany; John D. Leverenz, D.D.S., P.C.; and Phil Pitters Concrete & Masonry, Phil and Michelle Pitters.

Secondly, I would like to thank and recognize those who supported this event by making a prize donation:

A.H. Peters Funeral Home, David Smith; Carl's Golfland; Curves, Shawn Burtch; Detroit Lions; Detroit Red Wings; Detroit Tigers; Eastland Center, Rita Nelson; Francesco's Hair Salon, Frank Medina; Greektown Casino; Grosse Pointe Athletic Club; Motor City Casino; Mr. C's Car Wash, Bill Catalfio; Pat Scott Jewelers; Posterity: A Gallery, Charlene Blondy; Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Max Adani; and Wild Birds Unlimited, Rosann Kovalcik.

Last but not least, heartfelt thanks to Gary Buslepp and the Pierce administration; Helen Srebernak and the Pierce PTO; Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers, for their Hole-In One Sponsorship; and to Max Adani and Sycamore Hills Golf Club for their commitment and efforts to make "More Fun on the Fairway" a success.

The golf outing is truly a fantastic event and one which I hope will continue over the years since there are so many golfers in this area. PTOs do make a difference in the community with the assistance of so many wonderful supporters.

Rose Smith

Treasurer, Pierce PTO,

Golf Committee


Grosse Pointe Park

Rose Smith
Grosse Pointe Park
November 17, 2004

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