“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

— Booker T. Washington, “Up from Slavery”

And the joy on the faces of those mentioned here is infectious, for it is passed to others, and for that joy of giving we honor those mentioned here:

Marion Orr, Yolande Langevin, Grace Lashua, Ron and Rachel Bolduc, Joan Martel, Clifford and Joyce Purvis, Jay Eisner, Al and Bernadette Coulombe, Ann Marie Kenney, Lorraine Perron, Margaret Grant, Francis and Priscilla Donohue, Joe and Doris Buonomo, Lorna and Bob Gay, Cecilla Dibella, Linda Hoitt, Allen and Carol Rivest, Sylvia Searle/Meredith Roberts, Max and Katherine Senechal, Anne King, Susan Zayac, Lorraine Weiss Jones, Dorothy Jarry, Karen Olson, Bob Chipman, Lucille Reed/Donna Gordon, Martha Taylor, Andre and Joan Poisson, Mary and Ramanath Iyer, Richard and Veronica Sheehan, Sharon Hooper.

We thank all at our houses of worship: Trinity Episcopal, First Parish and North Saco Congregational, Unitarian Universalist of Saco and Biddeford, Cornerstone Methodist, Bible and United Baptist, Most Holy Trinity, St. Demetrious, St. Augustine, Hope Churches.

We also recognize Saco’s finest, all the men and women of Saco Police for both their protection and the extended hand of help to all those in need.

We send special thanks also to Suger of Biddeford and all who made the “Biddeford Ball” a crowning success, and to the Ramada Inn of Saco, Cabela’s of Scarborough, Midland Transportation of Canada and their driver Mark Nini, those with green thumbs at both the Spiller and Harris Farms, Bill Riley of Efficiency Maine for keeping the light on, Sure Winner Foods, Shaw’s Saco, Saco Hannaford, Hair Works, Fernleaf Bakery, Little Wonders Day Care, Brooklyn Bakery and this newspaper.

We also stand with Jeanne and Raymond Doyon to honor Ray Gagnon on his birthday.

By the concern shown for last month’s 571 people in need, another mile on the road they travel has been made straighter and smoother. To all those mentioned, those who remain standing in the shadows and wish to remain anonymous, and on behalf of the over 50 volunteers acting in your stead, thank you. May all and your families find good health, sunshine and God’s blessings.

Bob Nichols
Saco Food Pantry