Letters to the editor, May 15, 2010 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the editor, May 15, 2010

Sen. Bennett will be missed

Dear Senator Bennett

This past Saturday, without consent of the voters, "Utah’s new Republican Party" unceremoniously dumped one of the most effective voices our state has ever had in Washington DC. While the "Tea Party" won, the vast majority of the state’s citizens lost along with you.

Thank you for eighteen years of distinguished service. We could not have asked for a better representative at the federal level.

Special thanks for your work, with Representative Wyant (D-Oregon), in drafting your alternative, bi-partisan Health Care Reform proposal last session. History may judge it as the stronger of the foundations for this essential reform. Ironically, it was apparently your willingness to reach across ideology in the interest effective governance that was viewed back home as your unpardonable sin.

The Utah Republican/Tea Party is headed at warp speed down opposite path; the rocky road of maximum of contention and disrespect for differing viewpoints, minimum conciliation, and zero compromise (which was once known as the "art of politics").

The third loser last weekend was our Country. Especially now, Washington DC needs more clear-headed, rational statesmen, willing to put principle and Country ahead of power and party.

Alas, we now will have one less.

Steve Lewis

Park City

Parley’s PTA is amazing

Once again, the incredible parents at Parley’s Park Elementary have gone above and beyond for the teachers. From home cooked meals to surprise raffles, to organizing the children to surprise us every day with cards, flowers, etc. Thank you for your tremendous support, time, effort and care in making our school so wonderful. You made all of us feel so special and appreciated.

Jennifer Shane

Park City

Teachers say thanks to PTA

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the staff of Parley’s Park Elementary I would like to thank the PTA for their support and extremely generous actions this past week during Teacher Appreciation Week. The PTA provided lunch AND breakfast during the week offering the best of each person’s culinary skills throughout the week. Additionally, the PTA coordinated the families of Parley’s Park into donating very generous and appreciated gifts.

We would like to specifically identify Mrs. Kathy Silianoff and Mrs. Elizabeth Madsen for their efforts in coordinating the week’s activities, food, goodies, and teacher appreciation prizes. Furthermore, the ladies coordinated the students in teacher appreciation day activities of flower, thank you letter, spa, and chocolate days. The students of Parley’s Park Elementary have two wonderful role models of community service and support.

PTA of Parley’s Park Elementary, thank you for your support and appreciation!


Peg Billing and

the staff of Parley’s Park Elementary

Thanks for the field trip

Dear Editor,

The third grade teachers at McPolin Elementary would like to thank Sheri Prucka for generously paying for the cost of our latest field trip. It is truly wonderful to have a parent like Sheri who will step forward to help. Again thank her for her help in the education of our children.

Third-grade teachers: Linda Duggins, Tori Carson and Kim Jensen

A great big thank you

…to the McPolin PTO and The Market @ Park City! The staff at McPolin was treated to lunch every single day during teacher appreciation week. Thanks again for making our teachers and staff feel so special!

McPolin Elementary Staff

Thanks to generous supporters

Dear Editor,

On behalf of Peace House staff, I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the community for helping make our "Passport to Peace House Community Lunch" a resounding success. The Community Lunch was held on Thursday, May 6 to raise both funds and awareness for Peace House.

In particular, we would like to offer our sincere appreciation to Whole Foods for donating lunch; Arlene and Ian Hassin for donating beverages and decorations; and Karsyn Robb for her incredible performance of her original song "You Told Me".

Karsyn was the highlight of the event. The Treasure Mountain student performed a song that she composed and wrote for the Utah Department of Health Teen Dating Violence Awareness Contest. Karsyn was one of three winners of the contest and the audience knew why she was amazing! We were so honored that she performed at our event.

Because of Whole Foods and the Hassins’ generosity, all funds raised at the event went directly to Peace House operations. Every dollar donated goes directly to our mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence through education, shelter, and support services.

Thank you so much for caring about the women and children Peace House assists.

Jane Patten

Peace House, Executive Director

Save the Bansky Get Rid of the Shoe Tree

I’m glad to see that Park City seems to be keeping the Bansky street art. What a cool addition to an already progressive and hip town. But placing plastic covers over them seems to go against the whole medium of the art itself.

Since I am voicing my opinion on Park City’s image I would like to add my views in regards to the Shoe Tree on Deer Valley Drive. What an eye-sore! There are good reasons why some traditions no longer exist. In this day and age of environmental awareness do we really need to throw old shoes all over a tree?

Jon Bald

Park City

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