To the Editor:
On behalf of the Eden Family of Services and the individuals with autism whom Eden serves, I want to extend heartfelt thanks for the generosity of our community. April is National Autism Awareness month, and on April 17, Eden held its second annual Eden Family 5K Race and one-mile Fun Run, raising a record-breaking $45,000 in proceeds.
A special thanks to Jerry Fennelly, who served once again as race director and provided support in numerous ways; our primary corporate sponsors, NAI Fennelly and the Doral Forrestal Conference Center & Spa; our gold sponsors Sanofi-Aventis and SES Americom; the 20 additional companies who provided major sponsorship support; and the many individuals and businesses that contributed goods and services to our event.
We are deeply grateful to the dedicated Eden Family 5K steering committee that helped plan and organize this outstanding event; to the many volunteers without whom this event would not be possible; and to the nearly 600 walkers and runners who participated in the race. The funds raised from the race will help Eden continue its mission of providing community-based lifespan services to children and adults with autism and their families.
P. McCOOL President & CEO
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Arts Council of Princeton, I want to express our gratitude to everyone artists, performers, nonprofits, Princeton University students, volunteers, vendors, and especially our more than 8,000 visitors who helped to make Communiversity 2005 such a spectacular event.
When the Arts Council and Princeton University undergraduates plan Communiversity each year, we envision a town meets gown event with something for everyone: diverse music and dance performances, engaging children's theater and art activities, and outstanding artistry, food, and nonprofits. Despite the threat of inclement weather this year, the sun came out and so did the cheerful crowds, thrilled to be able to take part in one of Princeton's most beloved annual traditions.
This splendid day could not have happened without the participation of the following groups and individuals: Princeton Borough Police Department; Princeton Fire Department; Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad; Princeton Regional Health Department; Princeton Borough Department of Public Works; Lea Quinty; Bob Bruschi; Wayne Carr and his staff; all of the artists, crafters, local merchants, and nonprofits; all of our volunteers; the performers; Jim and Lisa Levine; the staff and board of trustees of the Arts Council; our event planners, Kate Kaeli and Alison Donald of kma events, LLC; and all of our corporate sponsors and donors: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Tyco International (US) Inc.; Miele; The Times; Triumph Brewing Company; Weichert Realtors; Commerce Bank; JPMorgan Chase Bank; Patriot Media; PNC Bank; Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate; Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.; PDQ Press; Princeton Fuel Oil Co.; Princeton Real Estate Group, LLC; Stevens & Lee, a PA Professional Corporation; Wild Oats Natural Marketplace; Bank of America; McCaffrey's; Nassau Street Seafood & Produce Company; and Palmer Square Management.
But thank you also to everyone who came to downtown Princeton on Saturday. Whether as a participant in the event, a sponsor, or a visitor, you helped to make it a Communiversity to remember.
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