To The Editor

November 30, 2010

By Contributor

Seeds of Love

Thank you to everyone who helped with memorial project to Cheryl Sherburne

Thank you for the article about the friends of Cheryl Sherburne planting daffodils (“Growing the Seeds of Love,” Nov. 10)!

It was a great testament to the power of their relationships and their faith.

We want to thank all of those volunteers for what they have done, but mostly for who they are and the power of their acts of love.

Family of Cheryl Sherburne

South Cove

Harmony & High Tea

Thank you to all the contributors who helped raise more than $17,000

On behalf of the Issaquah Women’s Club, thank you to all who supported our Nov. 13 Harmony & High Tea fundraiser at Pickering Barn. It was a huge success with more than 230 attendees and we raised more than $17,000 after expenses.

We appreciate the merchants and businesses who purchased ads, donated auction items and/or contributed cash for our event; the members of the Issaquah High School DECA Club and Reserve Officers Training Corps who helped in countless ways; and Victoria Norman, whose harp music entertained us during the event. And because of all of you, we will be able to continue to fund our scholarships and donate to the local charities we support.

We are both proud and deeply grateful to this wonderful community we are privileged to be part of. Thank you again.

Mariann Crane

President, Issaquah Women’s Club


Operation Support Our Troops

Thank you for the article, all the volunteers who helped pack boxes

First, we want to thank The Issaquah Press for the article on the Operation Support Our Troops pack out Nov. 13, it was a big help. It brought a great response from our community wanting to help and some even found our local recruiting office for dropping off donations.

A special thanks to everyone who came to help pack boxes and for all of the donations, as OSOT could never do it without all of your help. It feels good to send a little thank you from home to these troops that are so far from their homes during the holidays, and our troops appreciate the packages, but mostly that we care about them.

We are still getting requests from troops asking to be adopted, so as we receive donations, we will send them, but we need your help to make this happen.

We also want to thank Starbucks for donating more than 1,000 packages of coffee as the troops love their Starbucks. A big thanks to the Issaquah Safeway for letting us set up at their stores, collecting items for the stockings and a lot of hygiene products, which they are very much in need of. Thanks also go to Wal-Mart, who gave us the Santa hats, gum and toothbrushes. Many dentists kept us supplied with toothbrushes and paste.

The Issaquah Valley Senior Center has been so gracious to let us use their facilities, which worked perfectly. Thank you, Courtney and April.

Nadine Gulit

Issaquah


‘Anne of Green Gables’

Wonderful Village Theatre production is the perfect gift this holiday season

For those who are looking for the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season, look no further. The local production of “Anne of Green Gables” is something everyone in the family will enjoy. The era has passed, but the themes of friendship, family, forgiveness and love will always endure.

My friend and I, who were celebrating our birthdays, were in total amazement as every scene, every song was absolutely incredible, and the choreography was just delightful. I don’t think you could find a production anywhere in the country where you could find such an amazing gathering of talent, and it is right here, in Issaquah! We are so fortunate to have this in our midst.

Thank you to Robb Hunt who had a vision for local theater many years ago. You deserve a standing ovation just as the actors received.

Mary Doerrer

Issaquah

Note from the editor:

Emily Lee’s third-grade class at Grand Ridge Elementary School recently spent more than three weeks writing and editing letters to the editor of The Press, after learning about Pacific salmon, and learning that “responsible citizens have an obligation to speak out to make positive change in our world,” Lee said. The letters are the students’ first foray into persuasive writing. In the coming weeks, The Press will print the letters to help generate discussion and educate our readers. Send reply letters or comments to editor@isspress.com.

Salmon preservation

Dear citizens of Issaquah,

Did you know that out of 8,000 salmon eggs only two survive their whole life to become adults? Life is hard enough for the salmon to survive and spawn, without having to deal with polluted environments. That’s why we people have to stop oil spills and trashing the water.

Here are some reasons why we have to take care of salmon. First, you can’t have Salmon Days without salmon, because salmon won’t be coming back to Issaquah if they go extinct. Besides, salmon are fascinating animals.

Here is a fact: Salmon can live in both salt water and fresh water. The most important thing is that when we take care of the salmon habitat, we take care of our own habitat.

Here are some ways you can help:

-Recycling helps salmon.

-Be careful when using chemicals, that they aren’t flushed into storm drains, which lead to Issaquah Creek and Puget Sound.

-Finally, avoid washing cars at home. Toxic soaps are easily washed into storm drains and can hurt salmon.

I will be delighted to live in a place with healthy salmon. It is important to have salmon in our world. Thank you for your time.

Akhil

Grand Ridge third-grader

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