To the Editor:

We want to send out a huge thank you to the volunteers who helped with the Summer Meals for Kids Program this summer. We served over 4600 free lunches to children in our community this summer! The program was managed locally by River Valley Resources’ Clearinghouse, in cooperation with the Madison Correctional Facility. Southwestern Jefferson County Schools and Madison Consolidated School Corporation generously provided the minibuses that made the lunch delivery possible.

Thank you to the donors who contributed funds to purchase “extras” for our kids and to the hundreds of individual volunteers and volunteers from the following local churches and organizations:

• Arvin Sango

• Bethany Circle of KDH

• Democratic Women’s Group

• First Financial Bank

• Friends Who Care

• German American Bank

• Hanover Presbyterian Church

• Hanover United Methodist Church

• Hanover Baptist Church

• Hanover College

• IKE (Indiana Kentucky Electric)

• Jefferson County Court Services

• Jefferson County House of Hope

• LifeSpring Health Systems

• Madison Chamber of Commerce

• Madison Correctional Facility

• Madison Schools’ employees

• Madison First Christian Church

• Madison Presbyterian Church

• Madison Rotary Club

• Republican Women’s Club

• Resurrection Lutheran Church

• River Valley Resources

• Southwestern Schools’ employees

• Southwestern Schools Teachers

• Tri Kappa

• VSG (Vehicle Service Group)

• Yoga IN Madison

We are so proud to live in a community where this many people are willing to put their concern for their neighbors into action and help with a program like this. Together we make a difference!

Lucy Dattilo, Director of SMK

Tina Jones, Volunteer Coordinator