To the Editor:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Community Outreach Services, Inc., I wish to publicly commend Marsha Edwards and the Mentoring Program in the Paris schools. Our organization has benefited tremendously from our partnership with this group.

For several years now, Marsha and the mentor group have put together hygiene kits to give to kids eligible to participate in our Guardian Angel event at Christmas. Those kits were most enthusiastically received.

Their most recent effort, the cupcake sale fundraiser, was a resounding success with all proceeds going to the Guardian Angel fund. And there have been other partnership projects as well.

Marsha is one of those people who does not wait to be approached about potential projects, but goes out, identifies the need and builds projects around getting the need met.

Marsha, you and your Mentor group are justifiably our angels here at C.O.S. and we appreciate all you do to make the Paris area a better place in which to live.

Susan E. Johnson

Director, C.O.S.