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Dear Editor:

My name is Aaron Deacon and I would appreciate it if you could print this note in the newspaper before I leave for New York on November 19th for the Macy’s thanksgiving Day Parade. I would like to say “thank you” to my hometown residents for all of the great support they have given me. I have been given a chance to perform in New York in front of millions of people, not just because I was chosen by Macy’s, but because so many wonderful businesses, churches and community members have contributed to make this possible.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to do this after I accepted my nomination. It was so unexpected and a great surprise. I did not realize how many details had to be done until I received my acceptance packet. My teachers, Tammy Beitzel and Kathy Williams, did a lot of help me keep organized and focused. I want to thank them so much for their hard work and support.

It is amazing how many notes and expressions of encouragement that people have given me. It has made me realize what a wonderful community I live in and that I have been given a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity. I wish I could take each and every one with me to share this. I want to let this community know I will do my very best to represent Vevay proudly in New York throughout the holiday week.

I hope everyone will help me support all of these contributors by shopping at our local businesses, attending our local churches and helping our neighbors as often as possible. Each one has done many things to help the local youth (not just me) and Switzerland County’s businesses, churches and citizens deserve our support. Thank you so much from one very appreciative Switzerland County senior.

Please tune the television to the local NBC station (out of Louisville or Cincinnati) on Thursday, November 23rd, beginning at 9 a.m. I will be in the very first band (The Macy’s Great American Band) and will perform in Herald Square. I’ll be the one in the red and white uniform. (Ha! There will be over 150 of us.)

Aaron Deacon

Vevay