Letters to the editor – Saturday (9-6-08)
Students’ behavior at party left many faces smiling
On Friday, Aug. 29, at the Faith Lutheran Church Family Life Center, the Smiling Faces Sunday School Class hosted the WBTV-3 Friday Night Football Viewing Party. We invited students from Carson High and East Rowan since we have kids at our church who attend both schools.
Not knowing how the students from both schools would get along caused some concern for us. However, what we experienced was quite astounding
Each school can be proud of the behavior of these students. With 70 pizzas, 800 wings and 350 students, you could figure on one big mess. But these young men and ladies were polite and courteous to everyone and left with very little for us to clean up. When it was time to be on TV, they listened well and did as instructed. The lady from WBTV said that they had set the bar very high for other schools and that she hated to leave.
The high schools were represented by their respective marching bands, and the bands even played together during the evening.
To the students from Carson and East, we thank you for coming to the party and hope you will come back on Sept. 19, when Pioneers for Christ Sunday School Class will host another party for your schools.
The Faith Lutheran Church Smiling Faces Sunday School Class would like to thank all that made this night possible, including Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, the Faith Jaycees, East Rowan Café, Faith Soda Shop, and Dana Grubb and Trent Bradshaw. Also thanks to the Faith-Granite Police and Johnny Love for providing security during the event.
And a special thanks to all the students who attended the party for showing that many of Rowan’s young people are still responsible, courteous and respectful.
ó Randall Barger
Who was guardian angel?
Recently, on Aug. 27, my daughter, my grandson and his dad were swept off Liberty Road into a ditch full of water. God sent them a guardian angel to take Jacob out of the water-filled car. We would love to know who he was so that we can thank him from the bottom of our hearts.
To the lady who let Jessica and Jacob sit in her truck, thank you. We also would like to thank her for giving Jacob a car seat because he lost his. Thank God that the car seat and the car were all that was lost.
To everyone who stopped to help that morning, may God bless each and every one of you. To the gentleman who got Jacob out, we would like for you to contact us so that we can thank you personally.
ó Tina Simpson and Jessica Jones
Clearing up the view
I am writing to thank two men, Mark Martin, who works for the city of Salisbury, and Keith Moore, who works for the state.
When I called Mark about a bad road hazard, he took time to come out and check it. The high bank in front of my house had grown up so much with small trees and underbrush I could not see the traffic coming around the curve. I took a chance every time I pulled out of my driveway.
Mark agreed that it was very dangerous and said he would take care of it. Within a few days, Keith was out here with a mower. He worked most of the day, and he did a tremendous job of cleaning off the bank.
I commend both of you guys for a job well done. Thank you both very much.
ó Frances Livengood