Archive for Thursday, May 14, 2009

Letters to the Editor

May 14, 2009

To the editor:

On April 25 we hosted Baldwin Safe Night After-Prom at Royal Crest Bowl with a fantastic turn out with lots of food, fun and prizes in an environment that was safe for our students.

Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals that donated merchandise, food and money. Without your generosity this event would not be possible. Nor would this event be possible without the parents who volunteered and provided the legwork in acquiring the many prizes and helped with all of the responsibilities at the bowling alley. It is wonderful to be a part of a community that supports our young people and helps make an event like this possible. Thank you, Baldwin City.

Peggy Beecher and Cheryl Trosper

2009 Baldwin Safe Night After Prom Co-Chairs

To the editor:

Baldwin City joins hundreds of cities, states and travel-related businesses nationwide in recognition of the 26th annual National Tourism Week, being held this week. Designated by Congress and established by presidential proclamation in 1983, the event celebrates the value and scope of the nation’s $740 billion travel and tourism industry, and the economic and social contributions it brings to Baldwin City.

This year’s theme, “Discover Great American Traditions,” encourages travel to American locales and highlights the role that tourism plays in discovering the icons of a destination. Our lodging facilities, attractions, restaurants and downtown shops are among the local businesses greatly impacted by travel to Baldwin City. With the city council’s approval of the Guest Tax on lodging, tourism dollars will be used to further promote our town.

Your local Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is constantly seeking ways to promote Baldwin City and support our local community. Individuals who desire to support local business, community activities and events are welcome to join us in this ongoing process to get the word out that Baldwin City is a great place to live and visit. Our CVB meets the first Thursday of every month at Three Sisters Inn at 9 a.m.

We encourage you to attend the many local upcoming summer events, such as Day Out With Thomas, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Art Walk and the community theater production. Make sure to visit the Black Jack Battlefield, ride the Midland Railway and explore the Quayle Bible Collection, as well. A great way to show your hometown pride and support is to not only attend these events, but to invite friends from surrounding communities.

Tourism dollars are good for Baldwin City. In order to have a solid local economy and thriving businesses, we need visitors to Discover Baldwin City- for a day, or for a lifetime!

Shawna Garber

Three Sisters Inn Bed and Breakfast

and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Co-Chair

www.baldwincitychamber.com

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