Letters to the Editor, July 7-9, 2010 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, July 7-9, 2010


I was introduced to the Harlan family some 20 years ago. I was dropping off my one-year-old at day care for the first time, and as I was leaving in tears, a cute woman peeked out of the lunch room and said, "It’s going to be OK." It was Marilyn and I believed her.

Roger came by the flower shop one day to pick up a bouquet for a fellow councilperson. I was upset with the newly implemented paid parking and he listened while I let off steam about dollar meters that don’t take dollars, that the first hour and a half of my day was making change, and who in the world is going to pay to park to pick up a rose? He let me vent and said, "Kathy, it’s going to be OK, and maybe you should give every customer who pays to park a flower and thank them for coming in." It was OK.

In high school my daughter announced that she was joining the youth group at the new church, Mountain Free, in our neighborhood. After the guilt passed of not exposing her to any kind of religion (even though I was raised Catholic), I asked, "With who, when, and who is in charge?" She answered, "Jared," "tomorrow" and "a big, tall guy named Rog." I then knew that, too, would be OK.

The strength of the Harlans, with all their gains and all their losses, is why I love this town.

Kathy Whalen Jones

Park City

Marching band put on a great show


How about that Park City High School Marching Band!

Congratulations to all the dedicated band teachers and members of the Park City High School Marching Band for putting together such an impressive performance at the Independence Day parade. They looked and sounded great!

Yay Band.

Michael and Katherine Penrose

Park City

Rotary barbecue funds worthy causes


Park City’s annual 4th of July celebration is one of the best in the country. Park City Sunrise Rotary Club is dedicated to providing an affordable lunch to the general public after the parade.

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors whose generous contributions help Sunrise Rotary fund the barbecue lunch in City Park. A big shout out goes to Coalition Title, Loughlin Water Associates, IGES Inc. and US Bank. With their financial support, thousands of friends and family enjoyed a lunch, which then allowed everyone to continue with the day’s festivities. The club would also like to recognize with appreciation, Mike Luers and Brett Mickelson, who continue to lead the effort in coordinating this complex and ambitious community activity.

All profits from the barbecue enable the club to continue to provide countless humanitarian services for a variety of local, statewide, national and international organizations.

The Park City Sunrise Rotary Club members are a diverse group of dedicated professionals whose service and hard work during the 4th of July lunch is only one example of community service that occurs during the year. They are to be commended for their commitment to pooling their talents in support of their community.

Karen Nielsen

Past director, community service

Park City Sunrise Rotary

Every cook should have this book


Thank you, Ginny Schulman, for editing the PARK CITY COOKS cookbook to benefit the Peace House.

I’ve had my copy for less than a week and it’s already my favorite cookbook. On the 4th of July, I tried four recipes from the delicious desserts section. They were all fabulous!

This cookbook is a great gift and a staple for every Park City kitchen. It’s got everything from Sally Elliott’s "Pooh Dip" to "Lavender Hand Cream."

Artist Lauren Vitulli recruited young artists to illustrate the book and the pictures are wonderful.

Again, thank you, Ginny, and the Peace House for creating this cookbook.

Bon Appetit,

Julie Hooker

Park City

Ski jumpers need your support


Park City is fortunate to have many great things, one of which is being home to some of the best athletes in the world, including women ski jumpers. On Wednesday, July 14, Women’s Ski Jumping USA — the foundation that supports the U.S. women’s team and the coach — is hosting a grand fundraiser at Resorts West SKI Magazine Dream Home from 6 to 10 p.m. These talented young women and WSJ-USA have championed the movement for equality for women in sport by pushing for inclusion of women’s ski jumping in the Olympic Winter Games.

We need the support of Park City residents to enable us to have the strongest team possible at the 2011 Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway, in February. The generosity and donations of the people of our community are what sustains these pioneering athletes. We have great support from merchants who have donated magnificent, creative auction items and local gourmet food and drinks. A discount offer for tickets to the event is on our website http://www.wsjusa.com . Please support our major annual fundraiser to help the athletes compete this year!

Thank you,

Deedee Corradini

President WSJUSA

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