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I would like to thank everyone involved in the third annual Grandview High School Follies that took place Thursday, June 8. The show was a great success, in large part due to the level of involvement of a select, diligent, generous group of individuals, who include the following: Joci and Kenny Nelson, Joe and Lupe Martinez, Vicki McLean, Mary Herrera and Ms. Tracy King.

I am also grateful to those who contributed in one way or another along the way to the Follies’ success: Mike Closner, Jack Dalton, Lyn Desserault, Todd and Linda Dezellem, Grandview high school and middle school, Chris Fleischer, Gordon Lingley, Melanie Manship, Dave Mirro, Genoveva Morales-Ledesma, Pedro Sales, Michelle Swearingen and Darcy Touchette.

The Morales family and friends generously agreed to match the proceeds made at the door. The money made from admission will go into the class of 2007’s account to be used for class expenses, while the matched proceeds will be forwarded to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to eradicate breast cancer through screening, education and treatment.

The goal of the night was to surpass $800 in proceeds. We, as Follies organizers, surpassed our goal by making more than $1,200, meaning that $1,200 will be contributed to the Komen Foundation. I thank everyone who helped match our gate total.

Not only was the Follies a great success because of its monetary achievement, but because of the fact that students and teachers were able to demonstrate their talent. I am truly elated by the way the Follies helped conclude the school year with a proactive, fun-filled event.

/s/ Danika Martinez, GHS Follies coordinator

Graffiti removal city’s problem

This letter is prompted by my visit from a city employee. I was informed about a complaint filed concerning the graffiti on my back alley fence, and how I will be cited if I do not remove it.

This city employee was very courteous and professional. My reply was the city wants me to take care of a problem they are supposed to be taking care of, but are not. I said the city should bring the jail inmates over to paint my fence, that I would even supply the paint, but that I WILL NOT remove it. I know from experience it will be back within the month.

The city works for me, a taxpayer. The city is not doing its job and I want that to change.

Go after the juvenile delinquents who are doing the graffiti, not the property owner who is the victim.

What’s wrong with this picture?

/s/ S.J. Plooster, Sunnyside

Fireworks support

Thank you to the community members who attended the chili dog feed at the VFW last Friday to support the fireworks fund. The Sunnyside Lions Club and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary raised $178 to help fund this year’s 4

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of July fireworks display.

At the June 12 Sunnyside City Council meeting the council committed $4,000 to fund the fireworks display. Many of the council members reminded us the display is not only a celebration of freedom, but also a salute to veterans that will be continued each year. The Lions appreciate this commitment.

The Lions Club, VFW and VFW Auxiliaries invite everyone to join us at the 4

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of July celebration at the high school stadium at 6:30 p.m.

/s/ Melba Fujiura, Sunnyside Lions Club and VFW Ladies Auxiliary member

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