In response to the Camp Guide issue, March 10
In 1955, at Clift Top 4-H camp in West Virginia, I met Loretta Monroe. I was a lifeguard, she was a camper. On March 23rd, 2022, we will celebrate our 57th anniversary.
–Malcolm Price, Easton
In response to Pat Piper’s story, March 24
Thank you for the article about Alaska. There’s a handful of us here that actually know what that means. I follow the race every year. I lived in Alaska in the ‘70’s when the Pipeline was being built. I’ve been on many a dogsled, & helped feed 26 dogs. Hooray to Steve Stoller! Darn, now I’m homesick for AK. I wish everyone in their lifetime could go there. I lived in Minto, a native village. My boyfriend was full Athabaskan. Riding on the dogsled through the snow is magical!
–Suzanne Atcitty, Annapolis
Book Sale Raises $12,893 for Ukraine
Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) held a special pop-up book sale and raised $12,893 to benefit Ukrainian refugees. Book sales contributed $2,893, and the Hollins Family Foundation matched this amount 4 to 1. The money will go to the World Central Kitchen to provide meals to refugees in the countries surrounding Ukraine.
World Central Kitchen, founded by award winning chef Jose Andres, is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally led solutions and are currently active in and around Ukraine providing food for those who need it.
B.I.G., the signature project of the Parole Rotary Club, receives over 1,000 donated books per day at their warehouse at 451 Defense Highway in Annapolis, sorts them, sends 20,000 at a time to underdeveloped areas of the world, and periodically offers the remaining books for sale. Books are priced at $3 for hardbacks, $2 for trade soft bound, and $1 for pocket paperbacks. Children’s books are priced even lower. The next local sale will by April 15-16 at their warehouse.
More information about B.I.G. can be found at www.big-books.org or at 443 336-2617.
–Buzz Stillinger, Parole Rotary Club