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Letters, May 7-10: Can you say ‘institutional racism?’

Letters, May 7-10: Can you say ‘institutional racism?’

Follies made Park City smile

Thank you Follies cast, crew and Egyptian Staff for an excellent show. You made Park City smile and laugh at ourselves for 2 weeks. We look forward to President Zelensky’s visit in the future!

Leslie Masters

Snyderville Basin

A fork in the road

EATS just wrapped our eighth FORK in the Road event. Affectionately called FORK, this event is responsible for raising close to a quarter of EATS’ annual budget, allowing us to provide our signature edible education and essential life skills programming.

We can’t host FORK or provide the hands-on and life-changing experiences we create on our own. Partnering with Vail’s EpicPromise helps us make a real difference in our community.

So far in EATS’ 2021/22 year, we have achieved the following impact (and our year doesn’t end until June 30):

Education: We taught 265+ classes to 3,300+ children for more than 221 hours of edible education!

Sustainability: We’ve diverted 15,000+ pounds of food waste from our landfills, saving more than 3 metric tons of CO2 from our atmosphere!

Food Security: We’ve provided more than 11,000 extra meals to children in Summit County facing food insecurity!

Part of our support from EpicPromise also comes as cash support from Park City Mountain’s Foundation, which allows us to purchase the materials needed and staff this essential community program. There are more than 1,300 children in Summit County who don’t have diversity in their diet or, in some cases, know where their next meal comes from. Food is an essential need, and the impacts of food insecurity can last a lifetime, setting children up for health disparities and economic hardship for many, even well into their adult years.

EATS’ work in our community is moving the needle on these issues. It’s an honor and privilege to lead EATS and share our incrEDIBLE impact with our community and our partners.


Meaghan Miller Gitlin

Executive Director, EATS Park City

Pronoun program helpful

Thanks to the Newcomers Club of Greater Park City for their program at the April 13th Coffee on Gender Diversity and all its new pronouns. This was helpful since many of us have LGBTQIA friends or relatives. Amanda Darrow of the Salt Lake City Pride Center explained how these folks feel and how we should address them, and provided copies of her presentation, as well. Thanks to Beano Solomon for planning an enlightening, thought-provoking program.


Araby Leary

Park City

Can you say ‘institutional racism?’

Children, can you say “institutional racism?”

I found it very disconcerting to read the Sheriff’s Report in the Wednesday edition, wherein only one suspected offender is described by race/ethnicity, this being “…an adult Hispanic male.” I do understand that the original dispatch may have used such a description as an aid to possibly IDing the suspect, but was it really necessary to print it in the paper? Every other person mentioned is noted merely by age and place of residence; this exception is simply a disgrace. If anyone believes that this is not an example of bigotry, then please append descriptions to all other suspects, eg “totally bald Caucasian male,” “really ugly Caucasian female,” “very handsome Black man,” “peroxided blonde Asian female,” etc., etc. That way we’ll all have a better idea who to watch out for. (And just for the Record, I’m a “plain, slightly pudgy, white-haired, elderly Caucasian female.”


Sarah Wood

Snyderville Basin

‘Yes’ to a bike park

In response to the article published in The Park Record on April 15, 2022, regarding a proposed bike park in the Summit Haven “neighborhood” in Francis, YES PLEASE!!!

The already planned bike park in the Summit Haven cul-de-sac would be an ASSET, not only to the already pricey homes nearest the open space, but to the hundreds of LOCAL kids (and adults) in the NEIGHBORHOOD. Let’s build it now!!!

Parks, of any kind, are the best “use” of vacant land. Dirt and weeds are a second best, but if you are buying property, it would behoove you to use a “local” realtor, not only buy, but to sell as well. If not, do your own due diligence and don’t be a stick in the mud.

Georgia Rush


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