Readers’ Views

Clean up after dogs

To the Editor:

With summer here, Fairmont’s parks are once again open for your enjoyment. At our May park board meeting, it was brought to our attention that some dog owners are not cleaning up after their dogs when using the parks.

The park board wishes your visit to our Fairmont parks be a pleasant one. So please, clean up after your dog and observe all leash laws, so that everyone, including those who care for the parks, can enjoy our parks to the fullest. Thank you.

Greg Gellert, Park Board chairman

Craig Nelson, Park Board member


STEP grateful for help

To the Editor:

On Monday, May 1, an event was held at Five Lakes Centre that was truly an indication of the cooperation and support that people in Fairmont and Martin County provide to each other. On that day, the Early Risers Kiwanis Club sponsored one of its semi-annual pancake supper fundraisers. The beneficiaries of the funds raised from this event were STEP, Inc. and the Fairmont Rotary Club.

STEP, Inc. was raising funds toward purchase newer vehicles to provide transportation for people with disabilities in its service, while the Rotary Club was raising funds toward an accessible playground project.

Members of the Kiwanis ran their usual efficient event, and Rotary members and STEP board, staff and client members pitched in to keep the event running smoothly. Also joining the event was a volunteer crew of Valero employees who were volunteering on behalf of STEP. All of these community people working together served the largest number of attendees ever at a Kiwanis pancake supper. Community members were out in full force supporting the groups involved in this event.

STEP, Inc. would like to thank the Early Risers Kiwanis members, the Valero volunteers and the Rotary Club members for the time and resources they put into this event to support STEP and our mission.

STEP would also like to thank all of the community members who purchased tickets and otherwise donated to this event. It was a great success because of all the individuals who worked together to make it happen.

Sue Eisenmenger,

executive director, STEP Inc.