Letters to the Editor
May 10, 2008
On April 27, our small nonprofit held a benefit dinner to help kick off the fund-raising efforts for Paralympic athlete Chris Waddell’s One-Revolution Foundation (www.one-revolution.com). What started as a small project to involve our children in Chris’ dream to climb Kilimanjaro ended up as a huge community dinner for more than 220 of our friends and neighbors. We heard from so many people about how amazing it was that our small group pulled together this event and raised close to $100,000 in just 9 weeks.
From our perspective though, the most amazing thing is how the Park City community came together yet again in support of one of our own hometown heroes. Our friends and neighbors rallied behind us to make it a success.
Our goal going into this was to teach our children is that they can make a difference in their community. Your overwhelming support and generosity showed our children that if they are willing to take a chance that their community will back them up.
On behalf of the Neighborhood Homework Club families and children who worked on the event and Chris Waddell who has become a friend and a mentor to our children, we want to thank the community of Park City, The Jeremy Ranch Country Club and all those who gave donations and their time and energy to make our project such a success.
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Regaining faith in local residents Editor:
Saturday, as I was picking up bags and bags of trash on the Rail Trail at Promontory (which was causing me to lose some faith in my fellow Parkites), I also managed to lose my car keys somewhere on that trail. This morning I regained my faith in the people of this community when I found my car keys sitting on the table at the Promontory parking lot. Many thanks to the kind soul who recovered my keys! This is such a great place to live! (We could still use a little bit of work on that trash problem, however.)
A burning issue except for the city
So let me make sure I get this straight.
1. Wood-burning fireplaces cause measurable unhealthy air in Park City by producing particulate pollution and threaten the health of Park City residents.
2. Wood-burning fireplaces produce CO2, a greenhouse gas.
3. Wood-burning fireplaces burn wood, which in general, means that trees were cut down.
4. Other communities have banned wood-burning fireplaces due to their environmental damage.
5. Our city councilwoman, Candy Erickson, says that she doesn’t want to ban wood-burning fireplaces.
6. Park City and The Park Record continue to trumpet how "green" Park City is and how there is no "greenwashing" going on.
7. This isn’t The Park Record’s April Fool’s edition.
Just checking my facts.
Thanks, parents, for your kindness
The teachers at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School want to thank our wonderful parents for the way they made us feel so loved during Teacher-Appreciation Week. We were treated with lunch on Friday, May 2nd and then breakfast throughout this week. The parents should be recognized for their support for our school and generosity in the gift of their time and talents.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, Jeremy Ranch Elementary School