Letters to the Editor

Community turns out to help family in need

The Hines family and Hedrick's Chevrolet wish to thank everyone who made our pancake breakfast a success on Oct. 24. We expected and hoped to serve a hundred people, but with your help we served several hundred. The response to help Roy Hines and his family was overwhelming and touched our hearts deeply.

Roy's 16-year-old son Clint is fighting leukemia. The funds raised will help with the daunting medical bills and travel expenses while Clint is down south, where he will receive a bone marrow transplant beginning Nov. 8.

In a time when the world is in such turmoil, it's wonderful to see the community get together and show support. I am reminded of a quote from The Rev. Rick Warren, writing in "The Purpose Driven Life": "Our strengths create competition, but our weaknesses create community."

The employees at Hedrick's rallied together to make this breakfast happen, and we could not have made this event a success without the news media, the Old Town Clovis Kiwanis and the community.

Brett Hedrick

General Manager

Hedrick's Chevrolet