Letters to the Editor, June 26-28, 2013
June 26, 2013
If you never do or say anything that the government doesn’t want you to do or say, why should you care if the government knows about everything you do or say?
Wanted: stuffed toys for hurricane victims
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We assume you know about the hurricane in Oklahoma. Lots of kids lost their houses and everything they owned. Some friends of ours in Virginia have started the Toy Crane Project. They are collecting gently used stuffed toys for the kids in Oklahoma. Please support this wonderful project and feel free to visit their Facebook page: Toy Crane Project.
Send stuffed toys to: Toy Crane Project, 103 South Main St., Woodstock, Virginia, 22664
Thank you Park City for being so generous!
Matthew and Sarah Eichner
(Nine-year-old twins), Park Meadows
Thanks to supporters, Tiny Tri was a triumph
Park City Recreation and the Park City Triathlon Club held their first Tiny Tri at the PC MARC on Saturday, June 15. The event was a success with 29 youth and 14 adult participants. We couldn’t have managed as well without the support of so many wonderful people!
Our pre-planning was enhanced by the generous enthusiasm and knowledge of the Park City Triathlon Club. On the Wednesday prior we held a free pre-race orientation presented by three members of the PC Tri Club: Sebe Ziesler, Linda Graves and Winter Vinecki. Our thanks also go out to the many enthusiastic volunteers who helped participants, monitored the race course and cheered everyone on.
The Recreation, transit and parks staff were phenomenal support both prior to and during the event. The Triathlon Club was able to secure sponsorship in the way of donations from Jans and Blue Seventy. Scott Albert with Nicholas and Company donated oranges and bananas for participants to enjoy after the event. Last but certainly not least, a huge thanks to Winter Vinecki for leading out the runners and providing an inspirational talk at our pre-event orientation. Thanks everyone; you’re awesome!
Race director, Park City Recreation
Shame on you, Vail, for affecting many lives
You affected so many of our locals’ lives by letting 42 employees go. You have no idea what you have done!
Bad move. Shame on you!
You blew it!
When your son comes home from war
We welcomed Anson home in November 2012, after serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. We were so relieved and grateful that, after four years, he made it home.
Anson, a 2007 graduate of Park City High, has been very conscious about every choice he has made on this journey: his enlistment at 18, his choice of service as a foot soldier, and his education and service as an airborne sniper. His being home has raised my conscience as I have listened to his perspective and world view.
As we near our national celebration of July 4, I am ever more aware of the real patriotism of our people, of all ages, who have served or currently are serving in our Armed Forces. Let us be mindful and humbled by their patriotism. Let us recognize and value that true patriots are those who are willing to participate in the service of our country. To lay down their lives, not because they know what is the right way for our country, but because they believe in what is good about people and this country.
This July 4 I invite us to not only thank our Armed Forces for their service but to also offer our respect and find ways to honor them for their patriotism.
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