Fifteen years on the beach and going strong because of the support we receive from you as a sponsor. Your contribution of $1,000 in advertising was a great help in making this year's contest a success! In the past, we have given the following amounts back to this community:
$5,235 (825) Holiday Turkeys to food pantries
$1,000 Toys for Tots
$1,000 The Dory Rescue Squad
$6,000 T-shirts to the Red Cross
$750 East Hampton High School Science Class
$500 East Hampton Town Trustees Rysum Fund
$1,000 Nature Conservancy Shellfish Program
$1,500 E.H. Town Trustees Shellfish Programs
$1,000 E.H. Trustee Pufferfish Growout Program
$7,000 (7) Scholarships for East Hampton Seniors
$24,985 Total Grants
This year, because of your support, we will be able to add over $7,000 to that list! The overall success of the contest has been due, in large part, to your help as a sponsor and I hope that we can count on you again. Volunteers staff the contest and 100% of all profits are used to support community programs. Your contribution is tax deductible. I look forward to hearing from you.
Editor's Note: Jim Mackin is the publisher of The Independent.
August 29, 2006