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Thanks to Gainswood volunteers

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this brief opportunity to thank everyone who recently helped Gaineswood and the Marengo County Historical Society (MCHS) raise money for museum operations and educational programs.

On Saturday, September 25, a benefit horse trail ride raised $190, with the proceeds split 50-50 between Gaineswood and MCHS.

I am very grateful to the Marengo County Historical Society, Mr. Bryan W. Compton, Lucille Carpenter, David Compton, and their volunteers who made this fundraiser happen, in spite of the damage brought by Hurricane Ivan just nine days prior to the event.

The next day, Sunday, September 26, Tarrah Costmetics representative Bridget Hartzell and Gaineswood staff hosted a gathering of Gaineswood volunteers who sampled and purchased Tarrah products at Gaineswood.

Also on the heels of Ivan, this fundraiser netted $55 for the National Historic Landmark mansion.

I am extremely indebted to Mrs. Hartzell, Donna Hoven, Minette Henson, Amanda Lucas, and Mary Williams for their assistance and participation in this effort.

Matt Hartzell, Historic Site Director

Gaineswood

Power should be restored quickly

Dear Editor:

The following is my letter to Linden Mayor Pat Vice I wish to share with your readers.

I wanted to take a moment to express my concern for you and the citizens of Linden as you deal with the destruction and difficulties caused by Hurricane Ivan.

I have been monitoring the progress of the utility companies we regulate as they work tirelessly to restore service to your area.

If all systems are not up and operational by now, I assure you it won’t be long before they are restored.

I know everyone is tired and patience surely is wearing thin at this point, but I know the leadership you have shown to the people of Linden has set an example they will always remember.

If there is any way we can help you further here at the Alabama Public Service Commission, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Our Consumer Services Division has a toll free number, 1-800-392-8050, and the staff stands ready to assist you with any problems with utilities under our jurisdiction.

If you need to talk to me directly, you can reach me at my office at (334)242-5191, or at my home at (334)271-3980.

With every good wish and warmest personal regards, I remain.

George C. Wallace, Jr.

Commissioner