Readers’ Views

Grateful for donation

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Martin County Historical Society board of directors, I would like to express our appreciation to the Martin County Area Foundation for its support in providing us with a grant in the amount of $4,125 to replace a failed air-conditioning unit this summer, and $5,000 to restore/repurpose the Ag Room in the Pioneer Museum that experienced extensive water damage.

Martin County is truly blessed to have an organization such as this whose efforts enhance the quality of life for all of its citizens.

Lenny Tvedten,

executive director

Martin County Historical Society

It’s time for pancakes

To the Editor:

It’s time for the Kiwanis Club of Fairmont-Early Risers to hold its annual fall pancake supper. It’s the 40th year of putting on this event. The supper will be 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont.

This has always been a popular event with the public, and this year the Kiwanis will again have the opportunity, with your help, to improve the world, one child and one community at a time.

Pre-sale cost of a ticket for the event will be $7 for an adult and $4 for children, 10 and under. The price of a ticket at the door that night will be $8 for an adult and $4.50 for a child, 10 and under.

Your participation in partaking of this event will be much appreciated throughout our area. We can’t do this without you. Thank you.

Harlan Gorath

Public Relations Committee,

Kiwanis Club of Fairmont,

Early Risers

Striking at cancer

To the Editor:

The FWBA/USBC officers would like to thank the Ladies Commercial and the Ladies Stars and Strikes bowling leagues of the Fairmont Women’s Bowling Association for their participation in the 2017 Strike Against Cancer fundraiser held the week of Oct. 23. Our collected donation of $325 is designated for the infusion department to aid breast cancer patients by buying hats for them to wear during their chemo treatment in Fairmont.

Thanks to you, we can keep our infusion department equipped with supplies needed to help the cancer patients. Thank you all for your support and donations.

Sue Moore, director



Many deserve thanks

To the Editor:

There are so many people to thank for the success of trick-or-treating on Woodland Avenue this year.

Marilyn Forstrom initiated the request to close part of Woodland Avenue for a few hours on Halloween Eve for the safety of the 1,000-plus children we see that evening. The City Council agreed to this request, with a great deal of urging by Tom Hawkins, who had witnessed first-hand the congestion on our street and the need for safety. Police Chief Mike Hunter agreed to put this request as a priority item and, even though our request was late in presentation, worked on a strategy to close the street to traffic but allow for residents to drive to their own home.

The fire department brought a truck, which not only helped to block the street but was fun for children to view with its flashing lights.

Mayo Clinic handed out flashing lights to children and parents alike to help identify them while walking across the streets.

The Sentinel wrote many articles informing people of the street closing and the reason for it.

The residents of Woodland Avenue worked together to make this a fun evening for children.

Several people, who do not live on Woodland donated candy to help the residents.

And there were many volunteers who helped to make this a safe evening.

To all these people, I say thank you for being good neighbors.

DeeAnne Helfritz,

resident of Woodland Avenue