Letters to the Editor, Nov. 29, 2012
EDITOR: In response to the letter recently submitted by Sharon Maynard regarding the condition of the Oak Hill Cemetery, we too had noticed that things needed to be improved. However, last weekend we visited the cemetery to put flowers on the family grave site and were very pleased to find that the trees had been trimmed, drainage ditches cleaned and a new road had been placed in Section D. The Mausoleum had been painted and grass had been mowed.
We would like to commend Frank Socha, the cemetery board and everyone involved in making the improvements to the cemetery. Maintaining a cemetery can be an almost impossible job when you have to deal with the weather and budgeting funds for maintenance.
Keep up the good work.
Gary and Charlotte Parks
EDITOR: "The Valley Pays It Forward" would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone in our community so generous as to give time, material, muscle, transportation or space to the donation drive to provide supplies to storm victims in central New Jersey. On Saturday we delivered nearly 100 pre-filled buckets, 10 cases of bleach, countless boxes of cleaning supplies, mops, sponges, brooms, paper products, food and water. The buckets were taken off of our trailer and sent out to residents as quickly as we unloaded them.
Your generous donations were delivered at the Stafford Township Storm Relief Center in Manahawkin, New Jersey, and are serving residents there, in Beach Haven West, Tuckerton, Little Egg Harbor and West Creek as well as the communities located on Long Beach Island.
Everyone who contributed to this project made an important difference, but we never could have served the storm survivors we did without the help of the Sayre Theater, Waverly High School and Greater Valley EMS headquarters, who served as collection points for donations and put up with us coming in at all hours to move supplies and get them ready for shipment; Williams Auto Group for providing a van for transportation of materials; Jeff Paul, who not only donated his trailer to transport supplies but also drove the materials down to New Jersey for us; Horn's True Value Hardware, who provided a discount on cleaning supplies we bought with monetary donations; Nichols Cub Scout pack 36 for helping us organize and pack the supplies; and students from Waverly and Sayre High School who helped load the supplies in the van and trailer. Thank you to everyone, individuals or groups, who opened your hearts and donated all of the supplies we were able to take to our neighbors.
The outpouring of compassion for these storm survivors was magnificent and beyond what we ever could have imagined. On behalf of the residents of Ocean County, New Jersey, thank you so very much for paying it forward.
May your generosity be returned to you a thousand-fold.
It's a conspiracy
EDITOR: In reviewing the election results posted in the Nov. 16, Review edition, I am not surprised to see only Republican and Democrat results. I believe this is an ongoing effort by "main stream media" to suppress third-party and write-in votes and voting results. As it may be difficult to list all write-in votes, the Libertarian and Green Party results are never listed along with any other third party results. Hopefully, eight years of George W. on the far right and eight years of Obama on the far left, will convince voters that the status quo is not working for American, but probably not. These two parties have brought this country to where it is now, chaos. But what will we do come next election (if there is one)? Elect a Republican or Democrat again.