Letters to the Editor for Aug. 5, 2011

Written by Baker City Herald Readers August 05, 2011 04:15 pm

Thanks to all who make Fair happen
To the editor:
It’s Baker County Fair time and I would like to take a minute and say, “thank you” to the Baker County 4-H Extension Staff, Fair Manager, staff, and Fair Board members. The countless hours they spend supporting 4-H and FFA youth, parents and leaders is very much appreciated.
Fair Manager Colleen Taylor does an exceptional job of managing and promoting the fairgrounds as does Angie Turner, assistant fair manager. Colleen’s crew, Larry Albert and Delo Simmons’ efforts are greatly appreciated — special thanks to you for the great job you do in preparing the arena.
4-H Extension Agent Janice Cowan, through her oversight and participation in a whole host of 4-H activities, truly makes a positive difference in the lives of 4-H kids. Office Manager Jayne Keller and assistant Angela Robb cheerfully respond to all kinds of different questions and requests and keep 4-H leaders organized and timely.
4-H and FFA programs are very worthwhile programs. We are very fortunate to have strong programs here in Baker County and without the support and guidance of these dedicated individuals, it would be difficult — if not impossible — for them to continue. Thank you!
See you at the fair!
Gina Perkins, Baker City
4-H Horse Leader


Many people made Shrine game work
To the editor:
We would like to thank all the people that made the East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game and weekend a huge success. Special thanks go to the Baker Quarterback Club, Trail Tenders and the Chamber for the players barbecue on Thursday.
Also, the Randy Carpenter Foundation for sponsoring the Texas hold ’em tournament, and Jody Stewart at Quail Ridge Golf Course for the help on the Shrine golf tournament.
The parade was wonderfully coordinated by Ginger and Kerry Savage. As always, Baker High School had the field in top shape and it showcased our premier facilities for all to see.
A great big thank you to the Baker County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen for the breakfast and the steer donation, as it was auctioned off for over $16,000 with all proceeds going to the Shrine hospital. We would also like to thanks the Knights of Columbus, ticket-takers, announcer, statisticians, officials and all the other volunteers who gave of their time and expertise to make this weekend a rousing success.
Thank you to Timothy Bishop, who coordinated the marketing and worked hard to help Root Sports get the TV ads in place. Kudos to the Haines Stampede for their team roping event which netted $2,200 for the Shrine Hospital. Above all, we would like to thank the sponsors and fans for your continued support. The Shriners thank you and the kids thank you. We are lucky to live in the most beautiful town in America and we can be proud as an entire community.
Fred Warner Jr.
President, Baker County Shrine Club