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Vol. 8, No. 29
July 20-26, 2000
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Faunce, Take a Bow

Dear Bay Weekly:

I want to thank M.L. Faunce for covering the relaunching of the Rebecca T. Ruark [Preserving Our Patrimony: Skipjacks Sail into a Brighter Future, June 15-21]. It means a lot to our museum. Seeing Wade Murphy’s boat when it arrived here, almost unrecognizable as a boat, and then seeing her through to the launching is the reason our museum is here. Being able to help the waterman’s community is one of the Chesapeake Bay Museum’s missions, to help preserve the heritage of the Bay before it slips through our fingers.

Thank you for supporting this event.

—Christine B. Parish, Chesapeake
Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels

Trails Are About Connections

Dear Bay Weekly:

Connie Darago’s article “Trails Across America” [June 29-July 5] is excellent. In 1993, I went to Congressman Doug Bereuter of Nebraska to ask him to sponsor the House of Representatives legislation to add the American Discovery Trail to the National Trails System. He asked me what one word best described what the ADT was all about, and I replied “connections.” I am not sure that he really understood. Connie’s article says it best. Please tell her I said thank you.

Between my efforts and those of Maryland American Discovery Trail coordinator Harry Cyphers, who lives in Bowie, the article has been spread across America to all our coordinators and board members, who will distribute it further.

—Reese F. Lukei Jr., ADT National Coordinator, Virginia Beach

Extra $25,000 for the Animals

Dear Bay Weekly:

Thank you so much for your wonderful support and sponsorship of the SPCA’s Ninth Annual Walk for the Animals.

We raised $128,000 to help shelter animals — that compares to $103,000 last year — a 24 percent increase. That makes Walk 2000 the largest single-event fundraiser in the SPCA’s history.

About 1,200 participants and over 600 companion pets spent the morning enjoying the park and seeing the variety of pets that also walked on behalf of the SPCA shelter animals.

On behalf of all the animals, we thank you again.

—Jo Ann Lamp,
Walk for Animals 2000 Committee

A Friend of Calvert Animals

Dear Bay Weekly:

I’d like to comment on your article “Heartbreak Hotel to Happy Home” [May 25-31]. While your article was interesting and informative, I’d like for your readers to know that not all of the Calvert County commissioners opposed building a Calvert County-based animal shelter.

Even before I was a commissioner, I was a member and supporter of Calvert Animal Welfare League for many years and have promoted and supported their effort over the years. I’ve even videotaped some of their dog-walk fundraisers and aired them on the Doug Parran Show, a local channel 6 public access cable television show I produced from 1994 to 1997.

—Doug Parran,
Calvert County Commissioner

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