Thursday, May 25, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to volunteers:
I was recently overwhelmed by the volunteers who came out for the community clean-up May 6 in Byhalia. There were so many people who made the day possible. I would like to thank them.
Thank you to Mrs. Miller at Byhalia High School and her Beta Club members, who truly were amazing help. I urge anyone who has work that needs to be done to call a Beta Club member. I saw first hand their ethics and positive attitudes.
William Rose with Byhalia Public Works who, immediately upon my call, put up the banner at Hwy. 309 and Church St.
Keith Taylor, county supervisor, and Anna Adkins, with the town of Byhalia, who made sure we had dumpsters for the event.
The Byhalia Chamber and Sarah Sawyer who helped tremendously.
Byhalia-By-Choice who cooked and hosted graciously.
Prayznmore, who provided the entertainment.
Pam at Wesco who made sure the volunteers had water to drink.
The national sponsors of Great American clean-up who provided trash bags and supplies.
Byhalia Family Health Clinic who donated gloves and sanitizer.
GAs from the Byhalia First Baptist Church who planted flowers.
The Story family, Mr. Miller, John Spencer, a Beta club mom and brother, Bro. Don from Byhalia Presbyterian who picked up litter and the Presleys who passed out water and picked up volunteers around town.
A special thanks to Amy Burrow with the chamber and Byhalia Clinic who tirelessly worked to make the event happen.
The Byhalia Police Department who made sure we were all safe by checking on the volunteers.
To those whom I never personally spoke to or worked beside, but were there and came out to enjoy the festivities.
The South Reporter who always printed the ads.
Finally, thank you to all who care about making Byhalia a beautiful place to live, work and play.
Thanks to the community:
To the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce,
I would like to thank you for the large donation of stuffed animals you recently gave to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. These animals have been used to make a number of children very happy. At times, the hospital can be filled with fun activities for our patients, but at other times they many need to be comforted during difficult tests and treatments. With this, your donation will greatly help.
The experience of coming to the hospital can sometimes be extremely overwhelming for children, but your donation has been used to bring smiles to their faces. Thank you again!
As we kick off the start of summer this Memorial Day with picnics, barbecues and out-of-town trips, it’s important that we remember to make responsible choices when celebrating, such as drinking responsibly and designating a driver or skipper. You’ll be joining the more than 146 million American adults who have either been or used a designated driver.
When we choose safety first, we not only help keep our roads and waterways safe, we do our part to prevent drunk driving. In fact, because of efforts like these, along with effective law enforcement and community-based alcohol awareness and education programs, Memorial Day drunk-driving fatalities are down 33 percent since l982, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Let’s do our part to drive drunk-driving fatalities lower by making responsible choices this Memorial Day weekend. We can all make a difference in the fight against drunk driving.
Remember, “Responsibility Matters!”
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