The Community Outreach Committee at St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Church in Portage would like to thank the following sponsors who donated money to the water conservation presentation given by Jerry Apps on Oct. 18: MGD Welding, Sean Malone of State Farm Insurance, Portage Historical Society, and an anonymous donor. The committee would also like to thank the Knights of Columbus for allowing us to use their hall.

Remember, fresh, clean water is a limited resource. While most of the planet is covered in water, it is salt water that cannot be consumed by humans and other species without undergoing an expensive desalination process. Water conservation reduces energy use and can even save households money. We must all do our part in conserving this valuable resource.

Vicki Vogts, Portage