November 17, 2023 at 12:15 a.m.
To the editor:
Xi Chapter, Delta Theta Tau, Portland, would like to thank the many individuals that participated in the success of Xi Chapter’s 38th annual Delts' Holiday Craft & Gift Show.
The support, cooperation and understanding of the administrators, faculty and staff at Jay County Junior-Senior High School makes this event possible. Thank you.
A very special thank you to all of the following: Each custodian that was a part of the Friday evening set-up, which is consuming for them and upsets their regular routine and schedule, but “requires” them to be willing to help us out with many issues; each custodian that was a part of the show on Saturday. You helped with each situation that came up before, during the show and clean-up; the students that helped mark and tape booths Thursday and Friday; the swim teams and coach Matt Slavik and all other coaches; the wrestling team, coach Eric Myers and all other coaches; the girls basketball team and coach Sherri McIntire; student council members and sponsor Jessica Lloyd; the foreign exchange students; the students earning their senior service hours; students from the choir; our Tri Kappa sisters, and all other groups or individuals that helped in any way. Their hard work is appreciated and necessary.
A sincere thank you to the Jay County Sheriff’s Office reserve Tom Borders.
Thank you to Santa for taking his time to visit the show.
We value all our participating vendors. They participate by displaying their arts, crafts and gift items but also by renting booth space, buying raffle tickets, purchasing food items and their generous donations to Secret Families for their auction. The dealers play a valuable part with enabling us in being able to do the giving back. Also, thank you for your generosity in donations for the hourly drawing. Thank you.
Our show would not be the success that it is without the patronage and enthusiasm of the patrons from our community and surrounding communities. Your support makes it possible to give back to those needing a helping hand. Thank you. Also, the local businesses that you visit in Jay County that day appreciate your support.
We would like to congratulate Tasha Allen, the winner of the 50/50 raffle.
We would also like to congratulate the following vendors that each won a 5-foot booth for next year’s show: Amanda Cox; Shawna Bye; Virginia Wise “Wisely Crafted”; Amy Hawbaker; and Dyanna Brewer.
We extend a sincere thank you to each of our sisters that are associate members or members-at-large that are willing to help by volunteering their time providing baked goods or donations.
And to our families, we could not survive without your understanding, encouragement and your hard work. You are there to do anything that we ask. And we ask so much of you. The show would not be possible or be as successful without you.
We would like to take this time to acknowledge and praise each of our Delta sisters. Without each of you and your commitment to Delta Theta Tau and what we represent, the Holiday Craft and Gift Show would not exist. The rewards that we receive are many. Each time we can extend a helping hand to someone, we realize how significant and satisfying all the work, tired muscles and hours of planning are to our community. It is our time to give back and this event makes that possible. The realization that the success of this event has enabled Xi Chapter to give back over $600,000 in the last 38 years is overwhelming and fills our hearts with pride.
If you helped in any way and we forgot to mention you, we sincerely apologize. But please know that it takes many helping hands to achieve the success of this event and, in turn, allows Xi Chapter, Delta Theta Tau, to give back to our community.
Representing the members of Xi Chapter
Delta Theta Tau
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