Letters to the editor: November 14 - November 20, 2013

Published on Wed, Nov 13, 2013
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The Editor:
The chamber of commerce recently sponsored a “Welcome to Blaine” coloring contest for children and awarded prizes donated by Seaside Bakery Café, Big Al’s Diner and the Bellingham Eagles Magic Show. 
Some of these colorful posters will be displayed in local storefronts throughout Blaine to offer a warm welcome to visitors and customers. Our local merchants are always so generous – show your support and appreciation by patronizing them whenever possible.
Bob Boule
Blaine Chamber of Commerce

The Editor:
Many local citizens worked hard to help make others aware of the importance of supporting the Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 levy so that they could continue the fine work that they are doing. 
It was very satisfying to see the tremendous response and acknowledgement of the value NWPRD2 brings to our community, by passing the levy with a 68 percent majority. 
Thank you to all – job well done!
Pat Jerns
Birch Bay

The Editor:
We want to thank Blaine and Birch Bay residents for their overwhelming support of the Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2) levy. There will be a huge return on our investment in the next four years as the NWPRD2 continues to offer a myriad of experiences, activities and new programs for our community. 
Communities that value parks and recreation are investing in the future by creating opportunities for experiencing purpose, pleasure, health and well being. There are an almost unlimited number of benefits associated with park and recreation programs. They create opportunities to live, learn, experience new activities and interact with families, friends and neighbors. They enhance the desirability of an area as well as contributing to the health and safety of its residents. The benefits are endless.
NWPRD2 programs, classes and events are for all ages so “Step Out for Fun” and participate in the district programs and enjoy a sense of connection with others in the community.
Congratulations and thank you to the newly elected NWPRD2 commissioners Katy Montfort and Sheli Moore. They join commissioners Richard Sturgill, Doug Robertson and Jeff Carrington who have spent our tax dollars wisely and given great leadership. 
A special thank you to commission chair Ted Morris who is stepping down after six years of dedicated service. And, of course, a huge pat on the back goes to the hardworking 2013 NWPRD2 levy team!
Doralee Booth and Kathy Berg
Birch Bay

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