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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Letters to the Editor May 17, 2012

  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain nam...
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  • We can be proud of our students
    During the week of May 9- 11, 2012, the Chippewa County Historical Society hosted our 36th annual Heritage Week.  
    During this three-day period, almost 1,000 school children and adults attended this popular annual event with approximately 48 school children from Ramsey Elementary School in attendance.
    Our community has much to be proud of. The children who participated in Heritage Week were polite and considerate to the other students and adults in attendance, attentive to the instructors and “village residents” and were well prepared for their visit. Montevideo area school teachers have done a wonderful job in teaching our children about their heritage.
    Our school and community can indeed be proud of our students.
    —June Lynne
    Montevideo
    Daybreak success again
    Daybreak is the after prom party for seniors, juniors and their prom guests. The event consists of food, games, entertainment and great prizes,  none of which would be possible without the generosity of local businesses and fundraising.  
    The goal of Daybreak is to keep our kids safe on one of the most memorable nights of their high school years, it has become a tradition many kids look forward to each year.  
    Our sincere thanks to the junior class parents who organized Daybreak 2012; it takes many volunteers and hours to organize the fundraising, food, prizes and games for the 184 students who attended Daybreak this year.
    We also wish to thank:
    • Montevideo Community Center, Mel’ody Lanes, the VFW and Plaza 3 Theatre for allowing Daybreak to use your facilities;
    • Montevideo Police Department for administering breathalyzer tests and keeping our event alcohol free;
    • Montevideo High School for all your support and assistance on many levels.
    On behalf of the class of 2012 and junior parents, thank you to all the area businesses, individuals, organizations and colleges for your generous contributions.  All cash donations were spent locally on food and prizes.
    A complete list of businesses and organizations that supported Daybreak is listed on monteontheweb.com
    Daybreak was once again a safe, fun-filled, successful event because of your support.
    —Allison Hutchens, Martha Ritter and Sandy Fischer
    Montevideo
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