Sunday, December 13, 2009


JCDC Volenteers Take To The Streets

Ringing Bells and Giving Back


Volunteers from the Jefferson County Democratic Committee spent Saturday ringing bells and raising funds for the Watertown NY Salvation Army. The day was a great success and the committee owes a great debt to our “Discover the Meaning” organizer Sandra Cole. Sandra not only “impressed” on the committee the importance of braving the elements, but she braved them herself. Sandra played clean up for the committee and finished out the day as the volunteer with the greatest number of hours accumulated in a single day.

North Country Democrat has confirmed today that: Patti Shaughnessy (Democratic Machine Tech. for the Jefferson County Board of Elections) and Michelle Coullier (Democratic Registration clerk for the Jefferson County Board of Elections) (City of Watertown) got the day started. The two Democrat BOE staff members braved the cold/wind and kept the team motivated as the day pushed on. Ezra "Ted" Ford (Orleans) and Doris Mcllalen (Rutland) both members of Assemblywomen Russell's regional team kept the crowd motivated to give. Their hard work payed great dividends through the day and democrats from across the district would be proud of their efforts. Long time committee member Mary Keichle (Theresa) was ringing bells with vigor and stayed well past her shift so that her replacement could arrive and relieve her. Ed Demattia (Chaumont, seen in picture) impressed long time committee members with his dedication and passion for the cause. Jefferson County Democratic Chairman Sean M Hennessey spent a few hours ringing bells and told North County Democrat “our volunteers are a credit not only to our party but to all our North Country neighbors. Their willingness to brave the elements and give until it truly hurts is a testament to their dedication to their community. I want to thank organizer Sandra Cole and all our volunteers that feel it’s important in these difficult times to give back to a community that has given so much to them.”

In the past few years they have proven that with hard work and dedication to our cause your dreams can be realized. In the coming weeks we’ll be rolling out our next “Discover the Meaning” project. The North Country Democrat urges you take the time to volunteer and show our neighbors how much we care about the future of all the residents of our North Country Community.

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