Letters to the Editor: January 11-17

The Editor: 

As one of the senior citizens of Blaine and having use of the Post Office P.O. box section, it is often my choice to park at the west end of the building. It was annoying, especially when raining, that one of these few parking spots was being used all day long in the customer parking area – even when a space was empty in the employee lot; nothing was done about this.

Speaking to the employee and supervisor did no good. How very inconsiderate and unprofessional to a situation that could be easily solved. Leave customer parking areas off limits to employees who would park all day long where they shouldn’t. Period. No wonder the Blaine post office gets complaints.

Dorothy Bush
Blaine

The Editor:

Blaine Cub Scouts Pack 4025 would like to publicly thank Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 for their generous $4,000 grant in 2017. It is because of community support and support from the Blaine Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 that Pack 4025 has been able to grow and thrive. The Cub Scouts program has been more accessible due to this grant.

The pack was also able to purchase a brand new pinewood derby track (as the boys had previously used one that was over 30 years old and falling apart for many years). Thank you again for all you do to make our community a better place and make access to programs that help our youth possible.

We invite the community to attend the upcoming Pinewood Derby where we will use our new track at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 at the park and recreation gym, 7511 Gemini Street in Birch Bay. We also continue to invite new scout families to join blainecubscouts@gmail.com.

Erika Creydt
Blaine 

The Editor:

The Blaine Clothing Bank is in need of some friendly, dedicated volunteers to assist with sorting clothes, registering customers and maintaining a clean and pleasant environment. We especially need people who can be there for customer hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays and 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Opportunities are also available during closed hours for people to sort through the donated clothing, stock the shelves and overall cleaning and maintenance.

In 2017 the Blaine Clothing Bank served over 750 household units from Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer and other areas around us. We have no income guidelines. Any one is able to take up to four items of clothing per week. This is a rewarding and low-key volunteer opportunity.

You can choose the days you wish to help, but we do ask that you volunteer for an entire shift each day.

If interested, please contact me at either; janschlack52@gmail.com or by phone at: 320/221-4004.

Jan Schlack
Blaine

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