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Letters to the Editor - Dec. 11

December 10, 2010

Salvation Army to deliver Christmas cheer  To the editor: Christmas and all of its joy and fun is just around the corner for most of us. However, there is a segment of the population that doesn’t have the chance to really celebrate the season. They are the elderly who live alone, parents and children on limited incomes, and others who just stand and watch outside the window while those of us inside can enjoy all of the benefits of the time. The Salvation Army once again is taking up the slack. We will be working with Office of Aging and Meals on Wheels clients to bring them a Christmas meal and hopefully a present. For some of them, what we do is the only celebration they have and for some, our present is the only one we get. I remember one person who delivered a meal came to me to say the recipient had dressed up and was even wearing a Christmas pin and earrings. Let’s make sure she has a reason to get dressed up this year, too. We should never forget the children who revel in and love this time of year, but we shouldn’t forget the elderly and the lonely, either. They, too, deserve some special joy. I hope the community will once again rally around the dinner and provide presents for both elderly and those young children who have their Christmas dinner with us. We need food, presents and volunteers to help in all aspects of the day. Please make this time special for everyone. Call Lynne Newman at 717-263-2151 or 717-360-2407 if you can help in any way. We need lots of everything. Last year, we served more than 600 and are expecting that much once again. Also, if you would like a Christmas meal delivered, please call me at the above number. We deliver anywhere in Franklin County, including the Shippensburg area. Lynne NewmanChambersburg, Pa.  What would Thomas Jefferson think?  To the editor:I wonder if Thomas Jefferson foresaw the Washington County election of 2010 when he wrote, “Offices are as acceptable here as elsewhere, and whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them, a rottenness begins in his conduct.” George AnikisFairplaySalvation Army to deliver Christmas cheer  To the editor: Christmas and all of its joy and fun is just around the corner for most of us. However, there is a segment of the population that doesn’t have the chance to really celebrate the season. They are the elderly who live alone, parents and children on limited incomes, and others who just stand and watch outside the window while those of us inside can enjoy all of the benefits of the time. The Salvation Army once again is taking up the slack. We will be working with Office of Aging and Meals on Wheels clients to bring them a Christmas meal and hopefully a present. For some of them, what we do is the only celebration they have and for some, our present is the only one we get. I remember one person who delivered a meal came to me to say the recipient had dressed up and was even wearing a Christmas pin and earrings. Let’s make sure she has a reason to get dressed up this year, too. We should never forget the children who revel in and love this time of year, but we shouldn’t forget the elderly and the lonely, either. They, too, deserve some special joy. I hope the community will once again rally around the dinner and provide presents for both elderly and those young children who have their Christmas dinner with us. We need food, presents and volunteers to help in all aspects of the day. Please make this time special for everyone. Call Lynne Newman at 717-263-2151 or 717-360-2407 if you can help in any way. We need lots of everything. Last year, we served more than 600 and are expecting that much once again. Also, if you would like a Christmas meal delivered, please call me at the above number. We deliver anywhere in Franklin County, including the Shippensburg area. Lynne NewmanChambersburg, Pa.  What would Thomas Jefferson think?  To the editor: I wonder if Thomas Jefferson foresaw the Washington County election of 2010 when he wrote, “Offices are as acceptable here as elsewhere, and whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them, a rottenness begins in his conduct.” George AnikisFairplay

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