From: Alex Spooner Jr.
The Boys Summer Basketball League has completed its 17th season and three persons deserve special thanks for their help this year.
Larry Marshall of Little Caesar's and Mike Ryba of Yorktowne Sports contributed the funding necessary to allow the league to operate. Karen Green of the Havre de Grace branch of the Recreation Council playeda major role in administering the program. This is an excellent example of private industry and local government cooperating toward the betterment of Harford County teen-agers.
Thank you again to Little Caesar's, Yorktowne Sports, the Havre de Grace Recreation Council andparents and friends of those boys who participated. You made this another successful summer season.
THANKS FOR COVERAGE
From: Robert G. Zeigler
Md. Senior Olympics Commission
As chairman of the Maryland Senior Olympics Commission, I would like to extend our deep appreciation to The Baltimore Sun, and more specifically, toThe Harford County Sun, for the splendid coverage of the Senior Olympic Classic III in Syracuse, June 27 to July 3. I especially appreciate the outstanding section in the July 7 edition prepared by Kathy Dunn. Given the difficulty of transportation in Syracuse, Ms. Dunn did a superb job of coverage and I commend her for an excellent piece of work.
Our commission held its monthly meeting on July 9, and this piece of work was the topic of conversation for everyone. Visibility has not come easily for the Senior Olympics program in Maryland and we are most pleased when we see our seniors receive just recognition for their efforts in such a delightful and quality way.
HATS OFF TO VOLUNTEERS
From: Mike Davall
Harford County Republican Central Committee
The people of Harford County owe a sincere thank you to the many hundreds of dedicated citizens who worked so hard to put on the annual Fourth of July parades in Bel Air andHavre de Grace. We are very fortunate to have so many selfless volunteers.
The Harford County Republican Central Committee was pleasedto participate in this year's parades. We wish to thank the city officials, parade committees, other participants, and especially our many active duty and veteran servicemen that made this year's parade especially memorable.
We of the RCC would be remiss if we did not recognize the dedicated efforts of our vice-chairman, Gwen Corkran, and her family, for their efforts in designing, building, decorating and towing our float in both parades. Gwen was ably assisted by fellow RCC member Katherine Hoernig, and several other volunteers.
The Fourth of July is a special American holiday. The citizens that help put on the parades make it a celebration.
From: Carol Pearson
I have lived in Edgewood since 1988 and contributed annually to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. This fine group should be commended for its selfless dedication to the community.
One incident in particular occurred this past Friday morning,a little after 1 a.m. July 19. There was a fire on Judy Way. The menand women who responded to this call were there quickly, controlled the fire, and remained until at least 6 a.m.
I was able to make out the names also of Abingdon and Bel Air fire companies, and since reading of the incident, I understand that there were nine companies who responded.
This fire could have been devastating for a whole rowof town-houses, but for the quick response of these dedicated volunteers.
Too often we forget, in this mediocre world we live in, thatthere are men and women who will give tirelessly of their time so that the rest of us can feel safe.
PARADE LED THE WAY
From: Helen Delich Bentley
My heartiestthanks and congratulations go out to those who organized and participated in the Bel Air Fourth of July Parade. Again this year, the parade was a total success.
The Bel Air Fourth of July parade is trulyan inspirational and memorable event that I have always been eager and proud to be a part of. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of countless individuals, especially the Bel Air Independence Day Committee Inc., the parade was a flawless and exciting patriotic celebrationof our nation's birthday.
Everyone from organizers to spectators are to be commended for making July 4 a very special day in Bel Air. The commitment and interest of everyone involved leaves me with no doubt that the Bel Air Fourth of July Parade will be a meaningful experience that future generations will enjoy for years to come.
RESTRICT DRIVING PRIVILEGES
From: Andy Stecher
I would like to make a few remarks concerning, "It's time to put brakes on I-95's high-speed madness," Harford County Sun, July 21.