Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Golden Age Pass no longer honored
On Jan. 6, Mark Clemmens tried to use his Mid-Valley League
Athletic Golden Age Pass to go to his grandson's wrestling match. The Golden
Age Pass states that this card entitles the bearer to free admission to all
Mid-Valley League athletic events, except tournaments, for the rest of their
natural life. It is in appreciation of their years of support of the public
schools in our Valley. Not transferable.
Mr. William A. Daley, athletic director at Sunnyside High
School, did not accept the Golden Age Pass for entry to the wrestling match.
/s/ Mona L. Williams (witness), Sunnyside
(Editor's note: Bill
Daley was contacted and explained the Washington State Auditor's Office has
ruled the Golden Age Passes are an illegal use of public funds. Those who have
the passes can purchase a special pass to attend all Mid-Valley League regular
season sporting events for a nominal fee of just $5 each year.)
New Year’s Day kindness much appreciated
All of us who belong to the Senior Center here in Sunnyside
wish to thank Bill and Velda Crane and Ernie Blaine for going overboard for us
at the center on New Year's Day. What hard workers they are, always.
They mixed and baked us all wonderful waffles. With them we
had syrup, bacon and eggs, ham and sausage and plenty of coffee, milk and
orange juice. It was truly a happy New Year.
Everyone who contributed the rest of the fare, we give
thanks also. The ones who worked in the kitchen, including Ellen Bird, we are
grateful for their help and kindness.
Snow was falling softly as we left for home. What more could
we ask for on a great New Year's Day? What a treat!
Thanks for Christmas, too.
/s/ Bernice Seward, Sunnyside