I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful article you published in The Greenwood Commonwealth about my grandson, Lucas Lormand, and his efforts to raise money for Camp Jigsaw by holding a gift basket raffle and a lemonade stand during spring break (“Teen, grandma raising money for camp,” March 7).
As was mentioned in the article, Camp Jigsaw is a camp for adolescent boys (13-18) who are on the autism spectrum. Camp Jigsaw is completely free for the boys who attend and runs solely on donations.
Lucas has attended for the last three years and is looking forward to going back this summer. Dr. Sandy Devlin does a wonderful job putting on Camp Jigsaw, and she is so good with the boys who attend. She has lots of help from graduate students at Mississippi State University, where Camp Jigsaw is held.
Camp Jigsaw is such a blessing to these young men and their families.
Our raffle and lemonade stand were a big success this year. At present, we have raised a total of $3,715.75! I want to thank each and every person or business that donated the wonderful gift items for our giveaway. The prize package ended up being worth around $2,400. I also want to thank everyone who helped sell tickets and everyone who bought tickets. Mary Hawkins was our big winner, and she was thrilled.
Even if you missed out on the raffle and lemonade stand, but still want to donate to Camp Jigsaw, the camp is held the last week of June, so there is still plenty of time to make a donation.
For more information on Camp Jigsaw, call Dr. Sandy Devlin at 662-341-3322. Donations can be sent to her at 577 South Lake Road, Starkville, MS 39759, or to me at 401 W. Barton Ave., Greenwood, MS 38930.
Thank you for the opportunity to spread the word about Camp Jigsaw.