Royal Treatment By A Gracious Host

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Editor:

The community of Forest Lakes wishes to express our wholehearted gratitude to the citizens and businesses of the Payson area for your welcoming of our evacuees with open arms.

There was an overwhelming support to make our people as comfortable as possible in our hour of need.

The businesses gave free or severely discounted food, free movies and trailer space. Your citizens opened their homes for many of us and our animals. We were total strangers and you treated us as family.

I have heard of cases where the entire home was left in the care of evacuees. Your churches and schools also opened their doors to us.

If ever there is any good coming out of a tragedy, it is the friendship, trust and support that brings us closer together.

The Forest Lakes Owners Association has made a donation to your humane society and Habitat for Humanity in a small way to show our gratitude. You may know Forest Lakes will be beside you if ever the need arises.

The Community of Forest Lakes

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