Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Letters to the Editor

February 15, 2007

To the editor:

The Baldwin City Community Arts Council would like to thank the community for its generous support of last Sunday's Chocolate Auction. We would like to thank the community's marvelous cooks, artists and businesses for their generous donations as well as the patrons who attended and purchased all the items. We would also like to thank the Baldwin High School choir that performed beautifully in a moving tribute to Jodie Eldridge.

For 19 years this community has always been a strong supporter of the arts and the tradition continues. More than $6,000 was raised that will support scholarships and art activities in the community.

Thank you Baldwin City.

Kathy Dorsey
BCAC president

To the editor:

It is with much sadness and regret that I inform Baldwin residents I will be closing Discoveries at the end of March. Due to recurring health issues, my children have taken a stand and asked me to close the store. (Actually, the word "intervention" comes to mind here). As many of you know, my family is and always will be the most important thing in the world to me, so I have decided to respect their wishes. (And It's nice to know they still like me!)

I appreciate all the support I have received throughout my time in Baldwin. I've enjoyed getting to know the community, watching and participating in the evolution of the city and making lifelong friends. I leave with hopes that my friends and our city leaders will continue to chase the dream that many of us have for Baldwin; maybe a "Shop Local" campaign could be instigated.

I would like to thank my customers for their loyalty and support. I will miss the fun of sharing my whimsical rarities with you, watching your reactions to finding the unexpected (and sometimes irreverent), wrapping your treasurers and, most of all, hearing your laughter. It will be a time of mixed feelings for me, so I'm asking that you come in and smile with me and laugh with me, but please don't make me cry. If you do, I'll add another 20 percent to your bill and I won't let you come back!

Sally Nixon

To the editor:

I am writing you about reading the date of the 150th celebration of Baker University. Baker University was chartered Feb. 12, 1858. This makes the 150th year 2008.

If you go to the northwest corner of the campus, in front of Rice Auditorium, you will find on the structure, "Baker University Established 1858."

I was employed at Baker University for 31 years and helped celebrate many Baker Birthday celebrations. Just wanted to get the date correct of its founding.

Dolores Kalb
Baldwin City

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