Letter: A healthy difference

As the chairperson for "Keep Polk Kids Healthy" campaign, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Polk County for their overwhelming support for the half-cent sales tax.

This local program benefits the working families in our community and the voters understood that by the 69.3 percent vote in favor of renewing this surtax. 

This half-cent sales tax will continue to make a difference in the health of thousands of Polk County's working people and children. The people who will continue to receive this care are our neighbors, co-workers and friends. 

As a resident of Polk County for my entire life, I am so proud to live in a community that truly cares and understands the importance of helping and caring for people that will be able continue to receive quality health and dental care for a very long time. 

Ann Claussen 

Chief Executive Officer 

Central Florida Health Care 

Winter Haven