Letters to the Editor for July 27, 2012

Written by Baker City Herald readers July 27, 2012 08:37 am

Great service from Grumpy’s

We wanted to drop a note to the Herald regarding Grumpy’s Repair.  J.R. and Ian provided excellent customer service to us when we limped our RV into the shop last week. It was discovered both fuel filters were blocked, which caused the fuel pump to give up the ghost. J.R. and Ian also discovered we were in need of a fuel pressure regulator, which previous owners of our RV had completely removed. That particular part had to be located, which ended up being in Portland. The regulator was shipped overnight, so Ian could install it the next day.  The hospitality, friendliness, and timely updates on our situation were awesome, and more than we ever could have expected. We contacted family members to let them know we were stranded, and when they found out where we were, they told us not to worry, that we were in good hands at Grumpy’s. We would recommend Grumpy’s to anyone who might need work done on their RV or Truck. They are very hard workers, and still provide the personal touch.  Keep up the great work, guys!

Rob and Diana Hoefer

Aberdeen, Wash.

Making the bandstand dream come true

What a wonderful Miners Jubilee weekend we just enjoyed! From beginning to end, it became increasingly clear that Baker City can exemplify the very best in what is right with America. When this community pulls together, anything is not only possible, it is achievable. And in a big way!

 Thank you to everyone who put forth special effort to support our Baker City Bandstand in the Park project by attending the living history fundraiser performance of “Fanny.” The old gal is back in the trunk now, but her pioneering spirit lives on in each of you.

 When the Geiser and Pollman families donated land over a hundred years ago for a public park in Baker City, they envisioned a place that would become the heart of the community.  We believe our planned bandstand pavilion is not only in harmony with that original vision, but will continue to enrich the lives of Baker County residents, travelers, performers, and sightseers for decades to come.  It’s our turn to make history.

 The BHS graduating class of 1952 held its 60th reunion over Miners Jubilee. They bought a Baker City Bandstand brick to help get us a little closer to our goal of construction.  They’ve issued a challenge to all graduating classes of Baker High School to do the same. 

 Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BAKERCITYBANDSTAND) for order forms.  Or call 541-519-5653 for more information. Together, we can make this community dream come true.

Joyce Badgley Hunsaker (“Fanny”)

Baker City

Bandstand Committee                  Board Member