The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Letters

July 13, 2013

Letter: Athletic Pool fundraiser supported by many

Onward Alliance wishes to thank everyone who supports our efforts to restore the Athletic Park swimming pool to its former glory. Community support will be critical in preserving and maintaining one of Anderson's most architecturally significant (and fun!) buildings.

Many thanks go to The Herald Bulletin for their coverage, and to Mayor Kevin Smith and his staff and employees for their support.

Our recent "Drive Through & Donate" fundraiser for the pool was a splendid success ... and there are many folks to thank for it. Texas Roadhouse manager Bob Kirk and his wonderful young staff worked diligently and did a fabulous job. Their tasty food and great organizational talents made this effort both fun and profitable.

Special thanks also go to Union Locals 662, 663, 1963 and 957 for partnering with us on this fundraiser. And finally, we must thank all who bought tickets or gave donations.

This generosity from our community is heartwarming. With the Anderson community's continuing support, the Athletic Pool can be saved. In this first fundraiser alone, we more than doubled our original donation projections.We will be depositing more than $800 to our account at the Madison County Community Foundation. All these funds will be going toward the rehabilitation, restoration and maintenance of the pool, a local treasure that is listed on Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation's most endangered list of significant structures.

Those wishing to make tax-deductible donations to our efforts may send a check written to: The Madison County Community Foundation, 33 W. 10th St., Suite 600, Anderson, IN 46016. Please designate your donation to The Athletic Pool Project (TAPP).

Heath Hensley, president

Onward Alliance

1
Text Only
Letters
  • Letter: Anderson's annexed areas still lack business On July 10, 2014, at the Anderson City Council meeting, the executor of the estate was shut off from speaking, because she did not live in Adams Township, and the person from Adams Township tried to get up and speak was not allowed to. The council rushed the vote for zoning the land for business.

    July 22, 2014

  • Letter: Birth control, abortion should be woman's choice Why are Republicans so gung-ho on restricting birth control and abortion? That's easy. Republican legislators are so unpopular because they don't legislate and literally block all bills that would help the middle and lower income classes.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bannon, Tom Viewpoint: Paramount is an investment that is paying dividends About 25 years ago the citizens of Anderson made a decision that would have a long lasting impact on the community. Instead of saving the old Paramount Theatre, which had fallen into serious disrepair, it was decided that the easy and prudent decision was to get rid of the building to create additional downtown parking. Shortly after the Paramount came down, the community got rid of another abandoned structure when the old Carnegie Building, which was the former home of the Anderson Public Library, was torn down.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: Wall Street should not be in politics Talk about corruption, ponzi schemes, we're looking at you, Wall Street, controlling the prices of our food, gasoline and clothing we must buy and about every company in America — while trashing President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Plan, along with every Democrat, to influence our elections, at the same time.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: 23 Relay for Life teams raised $40,000 As chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: Ritz under attack by state education board I attended the Indiana State Board of Education meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 9, and was genuinely disturbed by what I saw.

    July 17, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Dispatchers should not lose wages, benefits In regard to the plan to combine the city and county dispatch centers to one unit: Since this has come up it has pointed out a shameful tragedy of a group of employees in a life-saving unit of government. The city's emergency dispatch operators haven't had a pay raise in about 10 years.

    July 16, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Law trumps compassion on immigration problem As I was watching a debate on the immigration problem, the "build a fence" participant appeared to lose considerable moral ground when his liberal counterpart said, "There is a high moral ground … I would like to have an open border situation. It would be good for this country …. " She summarized by saying we ought to be a "compassionate nation."

    July 15, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Goodstock crowd continues to be considerate On July 5th Good’s Candy Shop held its sixth annual Goodstock. This event features live music, food and a car show. This year was a record turnout with 120 cars on display and over 1,200 people visiting.

    July 14, 2014

  • Letter: Dickmanns set a good example for city What a beautifully warm day and what a great day for the city of Anderson on July 3. The Anderson Town Center Park was renamed the Dickmann Town Center Park by Mayor Kevin Smith during a ceremony that was attended by an enthusiastic crowd.

    July 12, 2014

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide