Kudos to our youth, teachers and volunteers says retired teacher

To the Editor:
Β There is a second common thread to be recognized and that is past, present and future.
The outstanding evening of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony included a silent auction. One of the items was a paid week to Summer Music. It happened to be the very last time that Ernie Duff fund sponsored a child. The fund lasted for ten years. Eleven years ago Duffy, lead singer of the Stardust Big Band, wanted to record an album of his favourite songs. Even as his health began to spiral away, the CD was completed. His wishes were
to use the money from the CD sales to help needy people wanting to participate in the Arts.
To learn of their achievements and then listen to this year’s four recipients, Shelley, Kelly, Randy and Becky speak, was a testament to why Saugeen Shores is a great community. Their influence is very special and unique. Do you aspire to help build this community? Talk to Randy and Shelley. Do you think you have it in you to become a world class athlete? Talk to Becky and Kelly.
Being part of the ‘Pit Band’ for the upcoming Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) production of the Music Man has given me a glimpse into the future. We will be in good hands! These talented and committed students laugh and dance and sing and act with typical youthful spunk. They have committed themselves to long hours of rehearsals in preparation for May 29th through to June 1st. And kudos to the dedicated teachers and community volunteers who make this possible.
Wayne McGrath