Letter to the Editor

Vicky and Robert McGuire: Monett family thankful for community support

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Editor,

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the Monett community.

First, we would like to thank everyone who had any part of the recent fund raiser held for our benefit.

To the businesses and individuals who donated merchandize or baked goods, thank you. To those who gave up their time to organize and put on the event, thank you. To the Gospel Groups who sang, thank you. To the First Methodist church for hosting the event, thank you. To everyone who donated before, during or after the event, thank you. Last but not least, we want to thank the entire community for your prayers, cards, letters, visits, and support during the last ten months. We have seen your prayers answered and felt your support daily.

People are amazed when we tell them of all the things you have done, and continue to do, to support us. We just tell them that is just how it is. When one person hurts, the whole community hurts, and they are willing to do whatever to help. When people ask where Monett is we just say, "It's where people care for each other. It's a small town with a big heart in southwest Missouri."

We consider ourselves truly blessed to be part of such a caring community. We look forward to returning and thanking you personally.

Until, then we hope you feel as blessed as we do.

Vicky and Robert McGuire