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Ashland Community Meal is dropping to once on month starting in February

To The Daily Sun,

Over the past several months, the participation at Food For All, the weekly community meal at the Booster Club in Ashland has declined significantly compared to what it had been in previous years. In fact, for the last two weeks, there almost seemed to be more volunteers in the kitchen than there were guests in the dining room. After giving it a fair amount of consideration and discussion, the staff and volunteers have discerned that perhaps our efforts are no longer meeting any particular need or desire in the greater community. As a result, we have decided to reduce the frequency of the community meal to once a month, to be held on the first Tuesday of each month, starting in February. We will continue to serve a meal on Tuesdays through January and will start the once-a month on the first Tuesday of February. The decision will be revisited in a few months to see if participation increases before considering discontinuing Food For All altogether.

On behalf of the staff and volunteers, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all those who have made this effort a success over the past 25 years. It had been a joy to be able to meet and serve so many people through our efforts. We look forward to seeing more guests on the first Tuesdays of the months ahead!

Elena Worrall

Food For All
New Hampton

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How come Washington doesn’t have his own national holiday but Martin Luther King Jr. does?

To The Daily Sun,

I can't quite figure out how MLK got his own individual holiday. Even though I respect him and consider him an important figure, only three people have a holiday named in their honor — Jesus Christ, Christopher Columbus and Dr. King. Civil Rights Day used to honor all those who fought for equality — Susan B. Anthony gave women the right to vote, Abraham Lincoln freed everyone. George Washington was the "father of our country" —even he doesn't get his own holiday.

I hope I won't be called a racist again but I believe that Martin Luther King Day is the official name of the holiday.

Bring back Civil Rights Day and honor all those who worked so hard for equality.

Charles Johnson
Center Harbor

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