Letters To The Editor

Decatur Golden K Kiwanis Club Expresses Thanks For Peanut Sales Days Success

Dear Editor:

     On behalf of the Decatur Golden K Kiwanis Club I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the people and businesses of Decatur who helped make our Peanut Sales Days a success. Without your generous help and donations we would have not been able to meet our fundraising goal. The money raised will be used in Decatur to further our mission of helping the children of the world.

     The money will be used for boys and girls basketball, books for kids, Muffley back packs, trauma dolls, Ronald McDonald House, eliminating maternal neonatal tetanus, shoes for kids and Go-Baby-Go to name a few.

     The Decatur Golden K Kiwanis club is a service organization that donates over 18,000 hours yearly to the Community and its children. We would not be able to do it without your generous help and donations. If you want to know more about Golden K Kiwanis please feel free to attend one of our meetings, 09:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at The Salvation Army, 229 W. Main St. Coffee and donuts are provided.

     Again thank you for your help and donations and we will be looking forward to next year’s Peanut Sales.

Dan Sebok President, Golden K

Bob Bischoff Peanut Day Sales Chairman

Thanks To All The Men And Women Who Serve And Have Served To Protect Our Nation

Dear Editor:

     On this Veterans Day I would like to recognize and thank all the men and women who have served and serve to protect the United States. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mayor Osborne and the Decatur Tribune. Mayor Osborne wrote one of the letters submitted to the Port Authority back at the beginning of 2014, requesting an artifact from World Trade Center buildings collapse on 9/1/2001. The Decatur Tribune was instrumental in helping to report the journey of the I-Beam awarded to Decatur and getting the word out regarding fundraising and events that resulted in a 9/11 Shoreline Memorial, Flight 93 Memorial, 9/11 Memorial Banner and a Time Capsule to be opened 9/11/2055.

     My humble thanks for being a part of this incredible journey to help us all to NEVER FORGET! We just came back from a trip to New York. We visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as well as the 9/11 Tribute Museum. We showed curators of the museums what we created to remember the events of 9/11/01 as well as give a message of hope. All were impressed with the Decatur 9/11 Memorial, Flight 93 Memorial and Time Capsule! One caretaker had lost a cousin on 9/11/01. She took the information down about our Facebook page. She thanked us for creating a Memorial to remember her cousin, all that were lost and for a Memorial that gave the message of Hope from Devastation. She gave me a hug to let me know that for her the events of 9/11/01 are still fresh in her heart and mind.

Well done Decatur! Well Done!

Lauren Axe, 9/11 Artifact Liaison

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