March 26, 2006

Kimmie Meissner expresses gratitude

The journey to the Olympics has been a wonderful experience that I'll always cherish.

I was honored to represent my country and my community. Thanks to all of you for sharing in this moment and making it a very special time in my life. I feel blessed to have been a part of something beyond words. The outpouring of support was incredible! It was great to have everyone excited and sharing in the pride I felt.

Even though the eyes of the world were watching all Olympians, I felt greatly honored to know that I had the hearts of Marylanders - and especially Harford Countians - with me.

While I realize it is impossible to thank every single person who contributed in some small way in supporting me throughout Maryland, I am truly grateful.

I would particularly like to thank my family, my neighborhood, my school, my church, and the wonderful people in the town of Bel Air and Harford County. To all of you who stood out in the cold for the parade, thank you. It was especially nice to see all the young, and not-so-young, faces together.

I appreciated all the recognition from the town, county and state. To the many businesses in town, thank you. A very special thanks to the Harford County Board of Education for their endless support.

Even at this time, close to a month after opening ceremonies in Turin, I still can't believe the power of one special town - a small placed called Bel Air. This town, state and country will always be golden to me. I'm so proud to tell everyone I meet throughout the world that I'm from a very wonderful place with extraordinary people.

Gratefully yours,

Kimmie Meissner

Bel Air

Postpone expansion in Harford County

The only good reason to revise the zoning code would be to scale back the previous zoning plan. But since that is out of the question, I would like to postpone further expansion for as long as possible.

Mark Bundy Bel Air

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