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Thank You Springfield, Kentucky

City of Springfield
127 W. Main
Springfield, Kentucky 40069
Phone 859/336-5440
Mike Haydon, Mayor

September 14, 2005

Mayor Billy McDonald
P.O. Drawer 368
Pass Christian, MS 39571

Dear Mayor McDonald:

On behalf of the citizens of Springfield, Kentucky and our City Council members; Paul Borders, Willie Ellery, Mike Elliott, Carolyn Hardin, John Hardin, Mary Haydon and I would like to extend to you our compassion for the devastation that you and the citizens of Pass Christian have sustained at the hands of hurricane Katrina.
Shortly after the hurricane made landfall, a group of volunteers representing the Springfield-Washington Co Rescue squad traveled to your area to provide supplies and assistance. Additionally church groups representing our community have responded with at least two trailer loads of supplies. These groups have now returned and reported the widespread destruction you are having to contend with. Because of their dedication and inspiration and because of our desire to be good neighbors to a sister city in their time of need, the Springfield City Council has voted to extend to you a $5000 contribution toward your town's relief/reconstruction efforts.
While we would like to offer assistance to everyone affected, obviously that is impossible. We did however want to assist a city similar in size to our own.
The good people of Springfield wish you well in your recovery efforts and as you continue to rebuild and reunite, we will keep you and your citizens in our thoughts. We look forward to having an opportunity to personally visit Pass Christian and we have enclosed some information about our community for your information. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance
Best wishes,


Mike Haydon
Thank you so much for your statement of appreciation to the folks in Springfield, KY.  We are delighted that we could offer a small amount of assistance.  Mayor Mike Haydon sends his thank you to you for the wornderful website.  Springfield is a town in central Kentucky, about half the size of Pass Christian and the wanted to assist a small community.  It is truly amazing how a natural disaster can bring so many people together at a time of need.  We have heard from about a half dozen of your residents --an email today from Shawn Meyer and a nice card from a resident who is away attending college in VA, and a personal letter from your Mayor and Aldermen.  
We will keep all of you in our prayers and look forward to your rebuilding efforts.  
Perhaps, someday we'll get to visit the Pass and see your rebirth!  
Take Care~  Laurie Smith, City Admin.
Springfield, Kentucky is one of the best kept secrets in the Eastern United States. Situated in the heart of the United States, this community is easily accessible from all major interstates connecting the major cities in the Southern and Midwestern United States.
Nestled in the historic bluegrass region of Kentucky, Springfield is a warm, progressive community with lots of southern hospitality. With a population of 3000, the City of Springfield will exceed your expectations of a town this size.

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