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Letter: Committee shares thanks

Thank you for showing your support for our schools and our community by voting yes for the Willmar Public School District.

Despite the current economic uncertainty, our community placed value in our children, their education and the future -- and for that we are truly grateful. We realize that without the approval of the second question, our school board and administrators will have some very tough choices to make. But your support has enabled them to maximize the available state aid and avoid even larger cuts to our educational system.

We extend our appreciation to the volunteers who shared their time and talents and to the individuals who inspired us with their personal stories. The success we did achieve was due in large part to the businesses, civic organizations and individuals who endorsed the referendum and helped us spread the message of how important this vote was. It took many people from across our community -- of every generation -- to do something positive and beneficial for our kids and our community.

Thank you.