Editor:

Thank you to all the folks who bought a ticket for the Boys and Girls Club of Farmington's Winnebago Raffle and helped bring in over $26,000 for the club. Also a huge thanks goes to IMI Industrial Mechanical Inc. and the Akins family for generously donating the motorized monstrosity. The winners of the chicken dinners were Dustin Keeler of Farmington, Deon Masters of Durango, Colo. and William Sanchez of Cuba, who drove home in the first place trophy.

But everyone is a winner on this one, as your donation dollars are being put to good use. The club provides educational support, character training, and healthy activities for almost 300 kids a day. Studies have shown that kids who go to a club are 35 percent less likely to skip school, 24 percent less likely to dropout, and 80 percent less likely to get into serious trouble. By keeping kids off the streets and out of trouble, we save many thousands of dollars in avoided incarcerations and rehabilitation costs. By graduating and going to college, kids from the Club will have better paying jobs and will be able to contribute to society in more meaningful ways. Thank you for investing in the future of our community.

 

George Sharpe

Board Chairman

Farmington Boys and Girls Club