Punki Opens her Doors to Light up a Life

  We will make many special memories during this holiday season and we will reminisce about the special people with whom we have shared amazing moments. One way you can honor the memory of a loved one is by participating in Hospice of the North Country’s annual Light up a Life fundraising campaign that is underway at Champlain Centre, and this year, at Punki’s Shear Perfection in Plattsburgh. According to Elizabeth “Punki” Duhaime, owner of Punki’s Shear Perfection, their clients have expressed appreciation for the care that they and their loved ones have received from Hospice of the North Country. “I was very happy to bring Light up a Life to the salon,” said Punki. “So many of us have been affected by family and friends who have faced terminal illness.” For a donation of any amount, people can remember and celebrate those who were a special part of their lives by writing the name of a loved one on a star and then hanging it on one of the Memory Trees at the mall display or at Punki’s salon. One of the largest fundraisers for Hospice, Light up a Life is in its 26th year. Many area organizations and individuals have supported the campaign and this year continues to reflect the generosity of those living in the North Country. “I feel it is very important that we do whatever we can to support our local communities in any way that we can,” said Punki. Pictured: Punki’s Shear Perfection owner, Punki with Cosmo