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Letters to the Editor - 11/20/17

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
EDUCATION
 
Congratulations to Savannah McKinnon for recently receiving the President’s Scholarship.  (‘Applause’ in the Woodinville Weekly, Nov. 7, 2017)  Education is a game changer.  Unfortunately, 263 million children and youth in our world have no opportunity to go to school.  Thanks to a bipartisan resolution (H. Res. 466) introduced by Congressman Dave Reichert and cosponsored by six members of our delegation, including Rep. Suzan DelBene, this could change.  This resolution supports funding of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in its work to get 25 million more children in school.  The GPE partners with countries to create plans to educate all children.  In the process, countries gradually take over the cost of the program.  So, let’s encourage congress to follow through on this bipartisan work that results in less conflict, better health, lower birthrates, and more opportunity.  A thank you to our representatives is appropriate on this issue, so take the time to drop a line or make a call, letting them know this work matters!
 
Willie Dickerson
Snohomish, Washington
 
PEACE POLES
 
The City of Woodinville, the Woodinville Rotary and Woodinville’s Arts Alliance have partnered on a project for the community, called “The PEACE POLE PROJECT.” They are calling on all artists in the community to get involved. There are 20 ten foot cement poles in DeYoung Park being offered up for sponsorship, with the intention of creating 20 different pieces of art with the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” as part of the poles. The intention is for each pole to be unique and symbolize the characteristics of Woodinville in some way. If folks in the community would like to either sponsor one of the Peace Poles or paint one of these poles, they can go to the city’s website for more information.
 
http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/News/CurrentRFPs.asp
 
To date, at least five of the poles have been sponsored with the cornerstone pole sponsored by Woodinville Rotary.
This project is also a meaningful contribution to the redevelopment of DeYoung Park, scheduled to begin in the early part of 2018.
 
Elaine Cook
Woodinville

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