Letters to the Editor, May 14-17, 2011 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, May 14-17, 2011


I would like to thank all of those who came out and supported Hank Shipman and Scotty Veenis at the No Name Saloon on May 4.

I would also like to extend a special thank you to Jesse Shetler, Frank Dwyer and Ron Wedig, from the No Name, for their generous contribution, and for hosting the event.

There was an amazing response from the community and it was a phenomenal evening. Through peoples contributions we raised over $6,000 to help support Hank and Scott through their recovery.

Patrick Rice

Salt Lake City

A vote for ‘Miss Billie’s Gardens’


I read in The Park Record under County Briefs on May 7, 2011, that the County Commission has officially changed the name of the "Summit Community Gardens" site to the "Miss Billie’s Community Gardens" site. I, and many others, are very pleased with this wonderful recognition of Ike and Billie’s many contributions to our community and their longtime residency on this parcel of land.

"On May 4, 2011, Summit County Councilor Sally Elliott announced that the Community Gardens site hereafter will be named after Miss Billie, the longtime owner who sold the land to the county. Therefore, welcome to Miss Billie’s Community Gardens site."

Alison Godlewski wrote this on the SCG Facebook page: "Correction: The name of the garden has not officially been decided yet. Contrary to what was reported in the May 7 ‘County Briefs,’ only the steering committee of the Summit Community Gardens may name or change the name of the site planned on the old Miss Billie’s or Koleman property on S.R. 224 near Old Ranch Road. Stay tuned for more info!"

The Park City Leadership Class may be part of the steering committee, along with support from a number of other organizations, but the County owns the land, and they have received "overwhelming public input insisting that community gardens being planned on the site where Miss Billie’s Day Care was located be named after her." Many of us wholeheartedly agree!

What can be better than showing tribute to a local citizen who contributed so much here and that is loved by so many in our community. Examples of other local tributes to citizens: Jim Santy Auditorium, Jack Dozier Sports Field, Sullivan Lane, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Hal Compton Park City Research Library, Miles Rademan Ridge, Hal Taylor Bandstand, Mel Fletcher ski run (Mel’s Alley), Rodney W. Schreurs Centennial Park, Alf Engen Ski Museum, etc., etc.

Please be not deterred in providing this tribute to Ike and Billie Koleman.

Lucy Archer

Park City

Zumbathon benefits earthquake victims


We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers and donors and participants who helped make our Zumbathon Benefit a reality. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been collecting donations to help support the Red Cross for Japan. Thanks to everyone’s help and efforts we raised a thousand dollars! What a wonderful opportunity it was to have such a fun Zumba Fitness Master class with so much great support.

A special thank you to Wasatch Parks and Recreation, KPCW, Rena Jordan, Keiko Ito, Jocie DeCorte, Natalie Montoya, Lisa and Chris Phinney, Douglas Gomez, Basin Recreation staff, and all of our awesome Zumba students.

Basin Recreation is excited to offer fun and exciting ways to stay fit and help our community. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, our Zumbathon was a great success!

Thanks again,

Necia Emery

Basin Recreation fitness coordinator

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