Letters to the Editor -- December 06, 2001

Published on Thu, Dec 6, 2001
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Letters to the Editor


The Editor:
If a picture is worth a thousand words, your photos in The Northern Light of the trees in our benefit were worth $1,000. They were wonderful. I do not believe I exaggerate when I say that their publication and timing were responsible for at least 50 percent of our donations this year.
We took in $1,815 for charity, which surpasses last year’s donations, when the economic climate was more comfortable. To beat last year’s mark in these worriesome times is nothing short of a miracle.
Our many thanks to Jack Kitner, for his patience and willingness to take the photographs at the very best time and to The Northern Light for the coverage.
Sherrie Green
Blaine

The Editor:
The Points of Light benefit is over for another year, and once again, the response was phenomenal. The participating businesses, organizations and individuals raised over $1,800 for charity. A very special thank you to all you folks who donated to the charities. We know times are tough in the north end of the county, but once again, the good hearts of Blaine and Birch Bay shine through.
Although it was a very close race for favorite tree pick, Lisa Barnes and Angie Dixon won the title this year with their tree dedicated to Vicky Taylor, a cancer victim.
The participants this year were: Semiahmoo Ladies Club, Stafholt Ladies Auxiliary, Olason’s Corkscrew Willow, Blaine Bouquets, Kiwanis, Blaine Boys & Girls Club, Blaine-Lutheran Preschool, Blaine United Church of Christ Preschoolers, J&S Pots & Things, Crystal Waisanen, La Bonne Maison, Drayton Harbor Mini Storage, Angie Dixon, Lisa Barnes, Northsound Youth Symphony & Symphonia, Priscilla Wallis, Nancy Mills, Pacific Building Center, Blaine police department, N.W. Podiatric & Laboratory, Inc., and Horizon Bank.
Many of these trees are on display at some of the local businesses. Donations are still accepted.
Although we strive to keep the benefit as cost free as we can for the participants, we know they have spent money from their own pockets and a great deal of personal time in order to participate.
We are very thankful for their generosity and are so proud to be part of the community they live in.
Carrillee Fischer,
Spooner Creek Nursery
Blaine

The Editor:
I want to thank you and your staff for sharing The Northern Light on the internet. Having lived in Blaine for 23 years before moving away in 1984, I had truly missed reading about the local Blaine area.
Thanks to your publication, I am able to keep up-to-date on the events in Blaine.
Jo Ann Brant
Everett

Letters Policy
The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank-you letters should be limited to 10 names. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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Letters Policy

The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank you letters are limited to five individuals or groups. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

Please email letters to letters@thenorthernlight.com