To the Editor:

I would like to send a very special thank you to my friends and family, the Sherman community, New Milford Ambulance, Gaylordsville Fire Department, The Housatonic Times, the Boy Scouts and everyone involved in making my Jan. 15 benefit dinner such a success.

Thank you for all your generous support.

A special thank you to Mike Luzi, owner of the Sherman IGA, who organized the event. Your caring and concern is sincerely appreciated.

I would like to thank the following businesses for the donations given for the raffle:

Morton's Jewelers, White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant, S.J. Barrington's, Walmart, the Windmill Diner, John's Best Pizza, the Cookhouse, Brickhouse Pizza & Restaurant, Artemesia Salon, Bulls Bridge Inn, American Pie, Candlewood Animal Hospital and Fieldstone Veterinary Care.

H.H. Taylor & Son, Dolly's Wine Boutique, Italia Mia, Ring's End, the Bank Street Book Nook, Curves, Holiday Restaurant, Ruth Chase Flowers, Lovely Nails, Nautilus, Sharaon's Hair Studio, My Fair Lady, The Club, Sherman Hardware, Sherman Wine & Liquors, Dunkin Donuts, CVS, TLC Dog Training, Harmony Yoga and D.J. Penella Electric.

Michele Dumas

New Milford