Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, December 27, 2013
December 27, 2013
Laurel — The Salvation Army made sure that nearly 300 kids on the Hi-Line received Christmas gifts they wouldn't have had otherwise. Actually, the Salvation Army didn't do it a alone. Lots of Hi-Liners took part by picking cards from the Giving Tree and buying the gifts. And volunteers helped distribute the gifts.
Dart — The short Christmas season and the bitter cold weather made it difficult for Salvation Army to raise as much money as usual during the Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign is over, but you can still write a check to the Salvation Army so they can continue their great work of providing relief services during the year.
Laurel — Deborah Davey Keller and Carolyn Davey Sheppard were honored because they were wearing seat belts when they were hit by another car. They received the Saved by the Belt award, which means they get a one year subscription to AAA. It also means they are examples to all of us who question whether it’s worth it to buckle up every time we start up the car. It’s worth it.
Laurel — Havre High School students provided tremendous musical entertainment to people throughout the area this holiday season. Both instrumental and choral groups performed at the high school and at various locations around the area.
Laurel — Commendation goes to each and every person who helped out two families struggling with illness. The Havre High School Key Club coordinated the effort, and churches and community groups helped by holding spaghetti, potluck, Indian taco and chili feeds. More than $12,000 has already been collected. Thanks to those who organized, cooked and ate.