To the Editor:

On behalf of the John Pettibone School Parent Teacher Organization, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the parents, family members and friends of students who donated items toward our fourth annual Swing Into Spring auction March 18, as well as those who attended the event.

The auction has been a success each year and this year was no different, raising money to be used by the PTO to fund portions of the Pettibone cultural arts program and literature week, and to continue to contribute to field trips and equipment grant requests received from teachers and staff throughout each school year.

The auction committee worked very hard to create a variety of auction packages, which would not have been possible without the generosity of local, statewide and national businesses, as well as parents and family members of the students.

As the economy remains the primary focus in the local and national news, everyone has been very willing to assist with a cause as worthy as ours. This is a testament to the spirit of community in New Milford.

Finally, the auction committee would like to thank our principal, Mrs. Paula Kelleher, and the teachers, as they have always supported the endeavors of PTO.

The following local businesses very kindly supported our event:

1st and 10; Adam Broderick Salon & Spa; Adrienne; Agriventure Agway; Affordable Automotive; Alfredo's Restaurant; All Aboard; All Star Batting Cages; Arion Singing Society; Aspetuck Animal Hospital; Bank Street Theater; Book Nook; Brazer family; Breath Peace Massage Therapy; Candlewood Center for Women's Health.

Candlewood Salon Day Spa; Candlewood Valley Animal Hospital; Candlewood Valley Pediatrics; Circle Connection; CCL Technology Corp.; Colonial Photo; Connecticut Sports Arena; CT Gold and Silver; Curves; Danbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates; Daniel's Dining Car; Dental Associates; Dichello Distribution.

Drinks Unlimited; Dos Santos family; Economy Printing; Elite Gymnastics; Fanella family; Fun Factor; Gabrielle Briggs -- division manager; Lia Sophia; Gaylordsville Diner; Gaylordville Package Store; Great Paper Caper; Kathy Henkel Fitness; Heslin family; J & R Lawn Service; Jefferson Pine and Oak.

John's Best Restaurant; Joy's of Hallmark; Kickaro's; Kimberly-Clark; Laurie Lane -- Vacation Planner; MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel; Law Offices of Rebecca Mayo Goodrich; Levine Automotive; Lore's Lanes; Matteo's Restaurant; McKay family; Mine Hill Kennel.

Music Man DJ Entertainment; NeJaime's New Milford Spirit Shoppe; New England Wines; New Milford Park & Recreation; New Milford Trading Post; Nicole Ciarcia; Nicole Gregory; Nicole Pliego Photography; Nordica Toys; Pam Picard -- Caterer; Pepsi Bottling Company of Brookfield; Petrela Spa and Nails.

Phys-Ed; Play; Preferred Lawn Service; Pruna Design; Rejuvenate Wellness Center and Spa; Ring's End; River Bistro; Rizzo's Garage; Sarko family; Sharoan's Hair Studio; Ship Shape Cleaners; Star Nails; Stop n Shop; Straight Line; Susanna Chung-Lim; Suzan Dahl.

Swank on Bank; The Club at River Oaks; The EDGE Performance Training; New Milford Sports Club; Pratt Nature Center; The Silo; White Horse Country Pub; TheatreWorks; Three Brothers Diner.

Tivoli Restaurant; Top Flight; Under One Woof; Union Savings Bank; United Alarm Services; Upper Crust Pizzeria; Village Center for the Arts; Villarina's; Warner Theatre; Windswept Tree Farm; Winebow; Wise Owl Reiki and Zandri's Martial Arts.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to many more fun events.

Swing into Spring

auction committee

Pettibone School PTO

New Milford