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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 7-10, 2013

Barton, Phillips put on a great show

Editor:

Randy Barton, as Rembrandt, and Steve Phillips, as Mark Twain, opened a new series of live interactive video theater last Saturday night, and it was nothing short of outstanding. Their talents are already known to locals, but the breadth of their abilities displayed in full view for all to see on the iconic Egyptian stage nevertheless took many of us by surprise. Bravo, and well done! Hope there is more to come.

Ed Knapp

Park City

Andy’s supporters march on

Dear Editor:

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I moved to Park City last year because of its combination of outdoor recreational opportunities and cultural events. I am impressed with Park City’s community spirit and the number of people who volunteer.

I decided to march in the Miner’s Day Parade in support of Andy Beerman. In talking with fellow supporters I found an enthusiastic confidence in Andy’s leadership. That is why I am voting for Andy for Mayor!

Rick Ernst

Park City

More accolades for Andy

Dear Editor,

Over the last several years, I have had the honor of getting to know Andy Beerman. We have worked together on various committees over the last few years while Andy has been a councilman. I have watched Andy in action as the City Council’s liaison with Recycle Utah, Planning Commission and COSAC.

I have always found Andy to be well informed, organized, enthusiastic and respectful of others opinions.

Andy really cares about Park City. Over the years Andy has demonstrated his leadership ability while serving on the Main Street Business Alliance, City Council and many other groups that he’s been involved with. Andy has the vision, experience and enthusiasm to become our mayor and guide our city into becoming an even better place to live, work and visit in the future.

I am supporting Andy Beerman for mayor of Park City.

Stew Gross

Park City

Hickey says thanks for the honor

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Park City Rotary Club for naming me the volunteer citizen of the year. I feel so lucky to live in a community that has so many organizations that do such amazing work. I have been fortunate to be involved in a number of these organizations and I want to thank each of them for letting me participate. When we started the "Men of McPolin" a number of years ago, the motto was "Work, Wealth or Wisdom – everyone can donate at least one of these." I encourage everyone to take the time to volunteer with one of the many fabulous entities in town. One of the greatest things about Park City is the spirit of generosity, which I personally hope never disappears.

Moe Hickey

Park City

Dear Editor

Living in beautiful, affluent, Park City, it’s easy to feel insulated from distressing situations elsewhere in the world. It’s easy to forget that as we’re mountain biking and skiing and eating good food, there are people in the world displaced by conflicts, and starving to death. One such distressing situation currently is the crisis in Syria. We hear about it on the radio, read about it in the paper, and see it on the news, but somehow it’s hard to feel much urgency in acting. What can be done anyway? Well, in response to the Crisis in Syria, the Winter Sports School will bring back their annual 5k to Fight World Hunger this year. The event will benefit the United Nations World Food Program, one of the organizations most active in alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

According to the United Nations News Center, there are currently more than six million people displaced by the conflict in Syria, and an estimated 5,000 more fleeing their homes every day. More than half of these displaced people are children under 17. The massive influx of refugees is putting enormous strain on the governments and economies of neighboring countries, and organizations like the World Food Program are key in taking some of the burden off of these already unstable countries, and making sure that people are getting fed.

In August, the World Food Program was able to provide food to 2.4 million people, and aims to feed 4 million in October, to compensate for the deteriorating Syrian agricultural system. In conjunction with UNICEF, the WFP is providing specialized products to combat childhood malnutrition, and is providing school lunches to children in refugee camp schools. They will need $30 million dollars per week to continue providing aid to Syrians both inside and outside of the country, and that’s where we come in.

Come join us on Saturday, Sept. 14th at the Matt Knoop Memorial Park in Park City at 9:30 am for our annual 5k to fight world hunger. We have over $1,000 in prizes form generous companies like Park City Mountain Resort, Great Harvest, The Front Climbing Club, Momentum Climbing, PC Golf, Basin Recreation, Silver Mountain, and Squatters. Just one dollar can provide four meals to people in need.

Michaela Webb

Winter Sports School Student Council Vice President