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2% of Inter-Lakes voters participated in this democracy 'demonstration'

To The Daily Sun,

In her March 17 letter to the editor, Paula Trombi asserts the school district meeting as "one where democracy was demonstrated to its finest." I would hardly describe the Inter-lakes annual school district meeting a meeting where democracy ruled.

Most of the 121 voters who attended the meeting were teachers, administrators and family members. Only those who would benefit from the increased spending attended. Meredith has approximately 5,500 registered voters and population of roughly 6,400 people. That is 2 percent of the registered voters and 1.9 percent of the total population. That is not democracy, it is special interest voting.

While we have seen a huge reduction in the number of students attending we have never seen a reduction in spending by the Inter-Lakes School District. While our retirees received a 0.5 percent increase in their income and everyone else has seen huge increases in health insurance costs, it appears to make no difference to the Inter-Lakes School Board or its employees.

You may be asking why don't more people attend? I can attest to the abuse voters and their families receive for disagreeing with any item in their local budgets. That's not democracy that is "crushing democracy" and is shameful.
Colette Worsman

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Need about $6,000 to make our MA after-prom party a success

To The Daily Sun,

Moultonborough Academy's prom committee is reaching out to community businesses and individuals in hopes of funding a safe after-prom alternative. We are hoping to join the movement to provide a sensible and enjoyable alcohol and drug-free celebration following our prom. This is an ambitious project, but the statistics relating to teen alcohol related deaths underscore the importance of this endeavor.

Moultonborough Academy will hold an after-prom party on Saturday May 20. It will begin after prom and conclude at 6 a.m. This is an event that provides a fun, safe location to celebrate for all students who attend prom (approx. 100). We are hoping to have a magician, hypnotist, movies, bouncy houses, inflatable jousting, a Velcro wall, dodgeball tournament as well as many other fun activities. To provide the best event that we can and ensure all students can attend, we need significant funds. We are hoping you will consider a donation.

In our estimation we will need approximately $6,000 to make the event a success. Our classmates mean a lot to us and we truly want to keep each and every one of us safe. No donation is too small. In addition to monetary donations we are also seeking donated items for raffle prizes.

We will gladly advertise any business that contributes to our After-Prom Party.

Donations can be mailed or dropped off at: Moultonborough Academy, Attn: After Prom Party, 25 Blake Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

Lindsay Bliznik

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