The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2013

Letters to the Editor 10/27/13



Sheila White, president

Athens-Limestone Seniors Organization

Hispanic festival support appreciated

Dear Editor:

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to all the people and businesses who gave their support to the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Oct. 19.

Particularly to our mayor, Ronnie Marks, and Mrs. Teresa Todd, the director of the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association. Without their support this celebration was not going to be possible.

It was a little cold and windy; but, I believe everyone had a great time with the good music, dances and especially the various traditional foods contributed by several Hispanic families from different cultural backgrounds.


Maria A. Taylor

Luis Vargas

Milly Villares


Museum fundraiser a success

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the board of directors of the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, I would like to thank all of those who contributed to a very successful show — Korea, The Forgotten War Remembered.  A very special thank you goes out to show producer Jack Greenhaw and his assistants Kay Burlingame and Jackie Jackson; without them this show would never have become a reality. 

We would also like to thank the cast and crew with a special thank you to the Athens High Junior ROTC; we realize the countless hours they spent rehearsing and are grateful that these individuals care enough about our veterans to give up so much of their time.   Additionally, we would like to thank Helen Carter and Emily Sandlin from the Senior Center for their assistance and the use of their facilities.

We also offer a special thank you to Karen Middleton for creating and donating a wonderful period-era painting of the Korean Memorial. We are sure the winner, Dealers Auto Auction, will enjoy it for many years to come. 

And finally, we would like to thank all those who came out to watch and support the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives.  Thanks to you, the public, this show was a very successful fundraiser. Proceed from the event will be used to fund the future expansion of our Veterans Museum & Archives.

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