IN RECOGNITION OF STEPFAMILY DAY IN MICHIGAN AND THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STEPFAMILY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2000)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1476]
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    IN RECOGNITION OF STEPFAMILY DAY IN MICHIGAN AND THE IMPORTANT 
         CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STEPFAMILY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

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                          HON. DEBBIE STABENOW

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 13, 2000

  Ms. STABENOW. Mr. Speaker, today I recognize Stepfamily Day, which is 
promoted by the Stepfamily Association of America (SAA) as a day to 
recognize and celebrate the importance of stepfamilies throughout our 
nation. On the 16th of September, stepfamilies will be coming together 
in Michigan and many other states to commemorate their special bonds.
  Due to the efforts of Michigan's Christy Borgeld, Stepfamily Day 
founder and board member of the SAA, Stepfamily Day picnics will be 
held in Michigan and throughout the nation. Mr. Speaker, this event is 
but one example of the strides this organization has made in its 
dedication to the acceptance, support and success of stepfamily living. 
As it was so aptly put by Christy and the SAA:

       Our nation has been blessed by thousands of loving 
     stepparents and stepchildren who are daily reminders of the 
     joys, trials and triumphs of the family experience and of the 
     boundless love contained in the bond between parents and 
     children.

  It is my pleasure to pay tribute to the SAA for its commitment and 
hard work on behalf of American families, and to wish families in 
Michigan and nationwide a happy and successful Stepfamily Day.

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