Letters to the Editor (6/6)

June 05, 2009

Fundraisers net money for Pa. nonprofit group

To the editor:

The Arc (Advocacy & resources for citizens with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities) of Franklin & Fulton Counties raised more than $6,000 at two recent fundraisers.

The Arc's annual golf tournament at Whitetail Resort raised $3,900.

The fundraiser was a success thanks to the support of The Arc board of directors; Rich Hogan, the golf pro at Whitetail; the staff at Whitetail, the golfers; and the hole sponsors.

The Arc's annual Basket & Bear Bingo at VFW Post 1599 raised $2,700.

The success of the fundraiser was due to the help of Don Hershey, the VFW manager, and Alan Melius, who helped coordinate the event. The VFW also provided volunteers and food. Special thanks to Judy Biggs-Huff and Shirley Novak for decorating the baskets.


Profits from the fundraisers will be used to help support services to families who have a child or an adult with special needs in their home.

For more information about The Arc, call 7171-264-4390 or send an e-mail to Lorrie Miller at

Lorrie Miller
executive director
The Arc of Franklin & Fulton Counties

Red-light camera has man seeing red

To the editor:

Are the speed cameras going to be any more accurate than the red-light cameras?

Some time ago, I received a notice in the mail that I had run a red light in Baltimore. I had not been in Baltimore in years, and so I started checking.

The tag in question had been turned in to the DMV six months earlier. The tag had been issued to a Mitsubishi, and clearly in the picture that came with the notice was an "H" on the back of the car in question. The DMV said it does not reissue tags that have been turned in. The state police looked at the picture and read the tag and found that it belonged to someone on Baltimore.

It took a half-hour on the telephone waiting on hold to resolve the problem. The people that I talked to said just pay the $75 and forget it. How many do?

Are speed cameras going to be handled any better? Probably not.

Bob Wilson

Volunteers will play key role in Relay for Life

To the editor:

All Washington County citizens should be proud of the hard work and fundraising the hundreds of volunteers will exert in the annual Relay for Life coming up June 19 and 20 at Fairgrounds Park.

Celebrating its 25th year, this event will bring together cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and participants who will celebrate, remember and fight back against the No. 2 killer in Maryland.

Hardly a family exists in Maryland that has not been touched in some way by this insidious killer. Approximately 10,360 people in Maryland will die of cancer this year, and cancer always seems to be ranked as the No. 2 killer in our state and county. Consequently, when one of the many volunteers approaches you for a contribution, please help as much as you can. Every penny that this noble effort raises goes to cancer research and support of those who are suffering and need lifesaving medical attention, yet can't afford it.

As a cancer survivor myself, I am testament to the valuable help the American Cancer Society and the local chapter have provided.

We can and we must stand up and fight back on June 19 and 20 at the Relay for Life at Fairgrounds Park. Let's all agree to make our 25th year a winner in our battle to save more lives.

Blanton Croft
Relay for Life

More places needed so people can fish for food

To the editor:

This was just a thought I had after reading the quote of feeding a person a fish or teaching a person how to fish so he or she could feed themselves.

A lot more is needed when there are so few places to fish.

Helen B. Shyrock

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