Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Letter: Message more important than name

August 8, 2001

To the Editor:

During the last month, Betty Waldo and I have worked to organize citizens to voice our concerns and complaints to the Unified Government concerning the proposed UG budget. We did not name our group because we did not feel like we had to. We felt comfortable enough about what we were doing to just use our names. We didn't need a name to hide behind. There were other groups that may have had an ax to grind, but the only ax we were swinging was for all of usthe taxpaying citizens.

I would like to thank everyone that helped in any way at all. Your help and support were more appreciated than I can tell you. Thank you to: everyone that joined in our protest at Kansas City, Kan., City Hall; everyone that donated supplies; all of the businesses in Edwardsville and Bonner Springs that let us post fliers; all that showed up to make signs; the Bonner Springs Community Center for the use of the room; Tom Horner Jr. for the parking lot; Sky Express Printing for donating the fliers when I wandered in late Friday afternoon; the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chieftain for accurate reporting, Channel 9 News for keeping our efforts alive; and Kincaid Coach for providing the bus and driver so everyone that needed transportation would have it to and from the protest.

I can't think of a better group to be affiliated with.

Karen L. Trent

Edwardsville resident

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