To the Editor:

The First National Bank of Litchfield, Paradice Classic Cruisers and the Connecticut Cruise News recently sponsored "Thanksgiving in July," a classic car/truck bike show dedicated to gathering food and raising funds for the New Milford Food Bank.

Traditionally, food banks suffer during the summer because donations decrease while the need grows, especially in these economic times.

It was a great success. According to Peg Molina, New Milford's director of Social Services, the contributions of food and money will fill the Food Bank for a month.

Community sponsors enthusiastically responded with money, goods, services and gift certificates.

Our very special thanks to the following businesses:

A-1 Auto Body, Advance Auto Parts, Andy's Auto Body, b.hive salon, Bennett Automotive, Best Sanitation, Big Al's Toybox, Brownie's Towing, C.A.R.S, Candlewood Soap Company, Candlewood Valley Motors, Carquest Auto Parts, Corsi Custom Exhaust, D.B.E. Enterprises, Diamond Towing, Dowler's Garage, F.S.M. Services, Hammer Auto Body and Johana's Restaurant.

Levine's Automotive, Mark Ford, Modzelewski's Auto Body, Murphy's Tire Shop, NAPA Auto Parts, Northville Market, R & F Auto and Truck Repair, Robert's Auto, Scott's Landscaping & Nursery, Southworth, The Entertainer of Greater New Milford, Walmart of New Milford, Wetmore's Dodge-Jeep, WICC AM 600, Smart Money & Barnum Financial Group and Wizard's Products/RJ Star, Inc.

It was also our pleasure to have Boy Scout Troop 58 provide our food concession. They did a terrific job.

Thanks to all who helped us fill the Food Bank.

Earle Judson

President

Paradice Classic Cruisers

New Milford