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Letters to the Editor

March 02, 2009

Interfaith breakfast signups are due today



To the editor:

Please join us at the 2009 Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, at 8 a.m. at Hagerstown's Trinity Lutheran Church, at the corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. and a delicious breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $7 per person

We'll have a great meal and a terrific program by Chaplain Andrew Young: "How Do Different Religious Traditions View the Afterlife?"

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Everyone is welcome to attend, but we really need an attendee count, so please call the Trinity Lutheran Church office at 301-733-2878 or send an e-mail to office@tlchag.org with your reservation by Monday, March 2.

Feel free to mention this event to your faith congregation at services this week!

Bunny Fontrier (on behalf of)
Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC)
and The Interfaith Coalition of Washington County




Heed Obama's call and read to children



To the editor:

President Obama, in his recent speech to Congress and the nation, said that education begins in the home and he appealed to all parents to turn off the TV and video games and read with their children.

This advice is perhaps the most important element in the president's speech, but was not reported in this newspaper's next-morning coverage, although the print media is a primary learning instrument.

Many who proclaimed the Obama victory as an exalting change in American leadership need to be aware of his counsel, follow his advice and initiate the change that he espouses in their own parenting.

Instilling in their children the desire to learn and value education will be the most effective and long-lasting economic stimulus package for our future and theirs.

Jack Byers
Hagerstown

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