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Letters To The Editor

December 14, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 14, 2013

Reunion tour

   TO THE EDITOR: The vivid colors of the Adirondacks in early October set the backdrop for the Plattsburgh High School Class of 1963’s memorable 50th reunion.

One of the highlights of our weekend was a tour of the Strand Theatre. Most of us touring remembered the theater from our movie-going days. We were quite amazed to see the hidden beauty now uncovered and restored.

Leigh Mundy, as busy as she was with a weekend of musical events, was very kind to give us an in-depth understanding of the back story —including the process of funding; the hours, months and years of volunteer work; the fine workmanship of the craftsmen; and the many donations, including the Werlitzer organ and crystal chandelier (each has a fascinating story of its own).

We were impressed with the years of community involvement and continuing dedication to this impressive renovation project.

We chose to show our support by purchasing two theater seats. We would encourage others holding class reunions in the area to include both a tour of the Strand and to consider purchasing a theater seat or making some other donation to the renovation effort.

Information is available at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, online at plattsburgharts.org, and the Strand Theatre Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StrandPlattsburgh.

IRA BARBELL

BARBARA YOKUM HARRIS

PHS Class of 1963

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Sheriff’s camp

TO THE EDITOR: Many have called my office to inquire about a mailing from the New York State Sheriff’s Association requesting a donation.

This mailing concerned the Summer Camp and had my signature.

I want to assure everyone that the above information is completely correct and that by your donations, the New York State Sheriff’s Association is able to operate a summer camp for children who may not otherwise be able to attend a camp.

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