Letters to the Editor -- May 06, 2004

Published on Thu, May 6, 2004
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
On the occasion of the 7th Annual Peace Arch Park Sculpture Exhibit, I wish to sincerely thank the Washington state parks, the United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA), and especially Christina Alexander for inviting me to participate in this great sculpture show. The city of Blaine should also be commended for supporting the exhibition with in kind support and tourism grant funding.
I am a local sculptor from Anacortes, and my granite dove is one of the 10 pieces in this year’s exhibit. I first met Christina eight years ago when she was planning the first exhibit in Peace Arch Park, to celebrate its 75th anniversary. It was a wonderful vision, and to see it continuing each year is very inspiring to me and other artists who are always in need of high quality venues in which to display our artworks. I only regret it took me so long to carve an appropriate piece of sculpture, and I will try to enter more pieces in the future.
Blaine should be very proud of Christina and the USCPAA for the work they do all year to foster the ideals and practices of cooperation and mutual respect. It is through the dedication of the citizens on both sides of this border that peace and goodwill prosper here. I am grateful to be involved in this work. Thank you.
Tracy Powell
Anacortes

The Editor:
As a veteran of the first Gulf War, I am enraged. President Bush has put American troops in positions that no soldier - no human being - should ever have to endure. Our country has truly been compromised by the shock and awe of death and human abuse. I pray that the next president can end this crisis with dignity.
Lee Rozelle
Thorsby, WA

The Editor:
We would like to thank our community once again for their support for our children who went on the Washington, D.C., close-up trip. We had a garage sale, car wash and silent auction and you came through again.
A special thanks to: Napa, Curves, Sue Wolfe, Truffles by the Sea, Subway, Blaine Marina, Allie Ryser, Luke Ridnour, Maralee Dodd, Borderland Mini Golf, Birch Bay Golf Course, Dorita Gray, Anna Folk, Birch Bay Gift & Coffee, Hazel Sibilla, West Marine, Cafe International, Steamers, and Pacific Building Center for their donations for the silent auction.
Thank you also for all of those who participated in the talent show.
Cynthia Thompson
Blaine

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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.

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