Packet Thank You Letters for Nov. 15

For fundraiser support

Congratulations and thank you to the Heritage Golf Group for sponsoring the Birdies for the Brave fundraising event at Palmetto Hall.

The event was extremely well-run and was very well attended. Every foursome had an active military service person playing in the group. Our foursome had the privilege of playing with a soldier from Fort Stewart, Ga., who had completed three tours in Iraq, one tour in Afghanistan and one tour in Guantanamo Bay. During the tournament, every participant was visited by a retired Navy Seal who was a Medal of Honor recipient and wanted to personally thank each person for donating their time and money to support the Birdies for the Brave charities. These charities include The Wounded Warrior Project, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Operation Homefront.

This was an awesome day and provided reflection about the terrific men and women who serve in our military, and also highlighted the stress and suffering that does occur with our military personnel and their families.

The Heritage Golf Group announced it would sponsor this event again next year on Hilton Head. That was great news.

Patt Taylor

Hilton Head Island

For faith in Deep Well

The board of directors, staff and volunteers of The Deep Well Project of Hilton Head Island thank the Men's Club of Congregation Beth Yam for the generous donation of the proceeds of its recent golf tournament.

This is the third year Beth Yam has chosen Deep Well to be the recipient of the proceeds, and we are, as always, very grateful for its support and its trust in The Deep Well Project.

In the present economy, many of our clients are struggling to keep roofs over their heads and food on their tables. The requests for Deep Well assistance continue to escalate, not only for rent and food, but also for help with electric bills, medications and gas for cars so our clients can go to job interviews and doctor appointments.

It is because of the generosity of groups such as the Men's Club of Beth Yam that Deep Well is able to meet the many needs of the people in our community.

Thank you Beth Yam for all that you do for Deep Well.

Barbara Clark, president

Board of directors

The Deep Well Project

Hilton Head Island

For computer clinic

Thanks must go to all of the Hilton Head Island Computer Club volunteers who recently made possible the annual Laptop Clinic Day, which was open to club members and non-members.

The volunteers not only cleaned the laptops, but they also analyzed the computers for virus problems, upgrades and any performance issues.

The board of the Hilton Head Island Computer Club specifically wants to thank Rosemary Sparacio, who was chairman of the event, and Harvey Beeferman, who handled the registration process.

Emory Logan

Hilton Head Island

For art league event

The Art League of Hilton Head would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support of our recent event, Art & BBQ, at our Art Academy at 106 Cordillo Parkway: Spinnaker Resorts, The Smokehouse, Roller's Liquor Store, Colleton River Golf, The Bird's Nest, Fresh Produce, The Pink House Gallery, Sassy Shears, Mingles, Publix, Walmart, Sam's Club, Harris Teeter, Affairs To Remember, Market Street Cafè, Fat Baby's, Art Cafè and Fiesta Fresh. We would also like to thank our members for their time, artwork, baked goods and support. You helped make this a fun event.

Gabriele Hoffmann

Gallery administrator, publicist

Art League of Hilton Head

For great grand opening

To say Palmetto Animal League's Adoption Center grand opening day was a success would be a huge understatement. We had more than 500 visitors, more than a dozen adoptions, 100 volunteer applications, a room overflowing with housewarming gifts and many generous donations.

Thanks to Bobby Glover, without whom we would not have a building to call home, executive director Amy Campanini for her passion and vision, to the hardworking Palmetto Animal League board of directors and to Paul Ludewig of PJ Construction, who helped plan and create our innovative facility.

The Adoption Center has been a community effort spanning four years, and PAL has received support in numerous ways. Whether you have fostered or adopted animals; worked at adoption events; volunteered in PetSmart's adoption room; volunteered, donated or shopped at PAL's Animal House Thrift Store; helped with fundraising events; chaired or sponsored an event; been an adviser; designed a brochure or ad; helped with decorating or landscaping; wrote grants; assisted with low cost clinics; participated or volunteered in our golf tournaments or online auction; painted murals on the center's walls; helped with cleaning; donated to our capital campaign; or donated products or services for the Adoption center, we give a heartfelt thanks for being an important part of this exciting project.

With your continued help and support, we will get closer to achieving our goal of "no animal left behind."

Palmetto Animal League's Adoption Center is open from noon to 7 p.m. seven days a week, so come visit us in Okatie's Riverwalk Business Park.

Pam Dyer, president

Palmetto Animal League