Letters to the Editor - Sept. 6

September 06, 2011

Krumpe Donut Alley Rally exceeded expectations

To the editor:

The Krumpe Donut Alley Rally 5K on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, surpassed all of our expectations with 343 entrants in the inaugural run. It was exciting and thrilling to see so many individuals become involved in a charitable event in our DoNut Alley. The Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally twweam would like to thank everyone who participated.

To all of our runners, volunteers and employees — we couldn’t have done it without you, as well as Racine MultiSports for directing the event, the City of Hagerstown, the Hagerstown Police Department, Community Rescue Service, Rose Hill Cemetery, The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown Fire Police, Northern Avenue and Funkstown American Legions, race announcer Joe Jefferson, The Tonehounds for their wonderful music, all of our generous community business sponsors, Miss West Virginia 2011 Spenser Wempe, WJEJ radio station and all of our dedicated Krumpe’s Donut fans.

We really appreciate everyone making this a wonderful event and helping to support the Wounded Warrior Project. If you were unable to attend, hopefully you will be able to join us next year. We’ve already started to plan.

Rudy, Fred and Max Krumpe

Helpful ‘angel’ deserves thanks

To the editor:

In times of need, it is wonderful to have a complete stranger come to your aid. Yes, it still happens.

On July 8, my husband and I had our engine blow at the intersection across from the Suns’ stadium. A lady named Beth stopped almost immediately and offered to phone for a tow truck. She then phoned her husband, who came, and together they pushed our Ford Focus across the busy intersection after a kind policeman cleared traffic.

In conversation with us, I had mentioned we were on our way home from my husband receiving a chemo infusion for his cancer. I immediately saw the concern in her eyes. While waiting for the tow truck to come, I thanked her, gave her a hug and off she went to her home.

In only a few minutes, she was back with Powerade, cookies and snacks, which her children told her we needed while waiting in the heat of the day.

I only know her name is Beth and she lives just up from the old light plant, but she was our angel that morning, as was her husband and children. (Her children said my husband and I especially needed cookies after our rather bad morning.)

I hope Beth sees this letter or someone might know her and her family and let her know how very thankful we were for her caring and concern.

Caroline L. Buhrman
Myersville, Md.

Community supported Fahrney-Keedy festival

To the editor:

On Saturday, Aug. 6, Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village hosted its seventh annual summer festival. The severe storms in the area made the day’s outdoor event more than a bit challenging; however, the local community still came out to show its support.

To all who sponsored, volunteered, exhibited and attended the event, we are deeply grateful.

Kathy Neville
Summer festival chair

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