Letters to the Editor 3-16-17

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Follow the money

To the Editor:

Per an unsigned article on the front page of Rising Sun’s section of the Vevay newspaper dated March 9th, 2017: House Bill 1350 “has gotten better thanks to the work done by Congressman Randy Frye.”

Per this article, instead of letting Ohio County keep tax revenue from Rising Star Casino, Randy Frye wants to take money from the Indian Casino for us.

Sweet.

Some people may buy into Randy Frye’s idea of a budget, but his approach is like a bad dream.

Follow the money: House Bill 1350 proposes fleecing Native Americans. House Bill 1002 suggests selling off Indiana bridges and roads to the highest bidder. (Maybe Putin would like to buy scenic State Route 156). House Bill 1002’s mandatory tolls on roads and bridges ensure that we would all pay dearly for Randy Frye’s band-aid budget.

Megan Reis

Plum Creek Road

After Prom needs

community support

Editor,

For the 11th annual rising Sun after prom are in full swing. Statistically, prom night is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for teens. For the past 10 years, rising Sun has hosted an after prom event to provide a fun and safe alternative for our high school juniors and seniors and their dates. This event has always been a huge success and a wonderful way for our community to work together for a very important cause.

The event is held in the gym of the Rising Sun Church of Christ immediately following prom and last until 4 a.m. The kids must be signed in by midnight and cannot leave before 4 a.m. unless a parent is present to sign them out. It features music, games, food and prizes but, most importantly, a fun and safe way for our high school students to spend prom night.

Although the event is held at the Rising Sun Church of Christ, it takes the entire community to make this night possible and make this event a success. We have seen how much the kids enjoy, appreciate and look forward to this event. And if one person is saved from making a dangerous decision with potentially lifelong consequences then to us it has been a success.

The generosity of our community has been amazing in the past and we are asking for support again this year. Several of our past donors have cut funding or are unable to offer any funding at all. This has left our after prom committee very concerned about this year’s event as well as years to come.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to after prom you can send it to rising Sun Church of Christ for 430 Fifth St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Check should be made out to Rising Sun After Prom. These donations will be used for food and prizes for the event.

Thank you for trusting us to put on this potentially life-saving event and for all of our your help and support we truly appreciate it.

The After Prom committee