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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support


As many of you know, our home on Main Street burned on Dec. 12. By the grace of God, none of us were home at the time and we are all safe.

What was lost can be rebuilt, the adversity can be overcome. We as a family could never have anticipated the astounding community support we have received in our time of crisis.

We are indebted to the incredibly courageous fire fighters from Berlin and four surrounding communities. Had it not been for their heroic efforts and expertise, our home would have been lost entirely.

Though the blaze was severe, it is a testament to their skill that they were able to keep the fire from destroying the entire structure or spreading to neighboring homes. Our community is indeed fortunate to have such dedicated individuals at the ready.

The “silver lining” of this experience has been the overwhelming outpouring of support from our community. We are so grateful to friends, neighbors, and even strangers who graciously offered food, clothing, supplies, and financial assistance as well as heartwarming expressions of concern, encouragement, and prayers. To be a part of such a wonderful, caring community is a blessing beyond measure.

Therefore, we would like to say “thank you” to all who have touched our lives with their caring and kindness. So many have told us “you are in our prayers.” Please know that you are forever in our prayers and in our hearts. Bless you all and again, thank you.

With deep appreciation,

The Koenig Family