Letters to the editor: June 20 - 26, 2013

Published on Wed, Jun 19, 2013
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The Editor:
The Blaine High School class of 2013 would like to thank the Blaine community for their generosity and support of the drug- and alcohol-free senior grad night that immediately followed the graduation ceremony on June 10. 
Following the ceremony the kids boarded a bus for dinner and a night to remember at I-Fly Seattle where they participated in indoor skydiving. 
Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked endless fund raisers and to the local businesses that sponsored the event, with a special thanks to Paso Del Norte and Burger King.
Sandie Reese

The Editor:
How do our state legislators justify the extravagance of repeated special sessions because of their failure to perform?
The governor said, when demanding that the legislature convene a third session today, that “Education is our priority and our paramount duty, and that’s where our focus needs to be.”
 The Senate majority is trying to leverage our obligation to Washington’s schoolchildren in order to pass its ideological agenda (thestand.org, June 12, 2013).
Please, legislators, dilute your extreme ideological response just enough to leave room for some common sense and fiscal responsibility.
Ruth Higgins,
Birch Bay

The Editor:
The first season of Community Meals of Blaine has now concluded, and we would like to thank all the volunteers that have made this program possible. Our eight teams have put in hundreds of hours of volunteer time. Our thanks also goes to the Senior Center staff for their help, support, and patience as we have worked out the details of sharing their facility. The Senior/Community Center has proven to be a perfect venue for this program.
Community Meals are scheduled to start up again on Wednesday, September 4. We are looking for additional volunteers, teams and financial sponsors to join in our efforts to provide weekly nutritious meals and opportunity for community members to connect with one another. 
For more information, email communitymealsblaine@gmail.com or call 961-0861.
Katie Potter
Community Meals of Blaine

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