The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

January 1, 2012

Letters to the Editor 1/1/12

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 400 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Send letters by noon on Thursdays to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to

Help veterans in need

Dear Editor:

I am writing I regards to the Friends of the DAV.

The Disabled American Veterans, chapter 51, in Limestone County is looking to organize a “Friends of the DAV” group. These will be people who wish to come together and help in efforts to assist needy veterans in our area.

There will not be any costs associated with joining this organization. There will be no dues or any other fees.

Anyone interested in becoming a member or helping in any way should contact Dannie Gilliam at 256-771-3225 or 256-230-6164.


Dannie R. Gilliam


Disabled American Veterans, chapter 51

Thanks for holiday support

Dear Editor:

I am writing in regard to the community Thanksgiving dinner and the Christmas dinner sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Thank you to these two organizations for the time and effort put into these projects. Second, thank you to all the merchants of Limestone County and the city of Athens who participated both with donations of time, money and items for the dinners and for the children.

I would also like to thank all of the bingo players who donated toys and other items for the stockings for the children at the Christmas dinner and visit with Santa. I would also like to give a special thank you to the bingo players for the monetary donations made for the family who needed stuff for Christmas.

Thanks to the many people who came and donated food items, made deliveries, and helped serve food. Thanks also to the Athens News Courier and the Decatur Daily for helping us to spread the word.

These events were both very successful and neither could have been carried out if not for the kindness and help from the volunteers. Limestone County is a great place to live and this was evident during the holiday season as everyone came together to make Thanksgiving and Christmas a great holiday for everyone.

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