2018-01-10 / Front Page

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Cloverdale Community Housing Board of Directors along with our residents would like to personally thank the Rockwell Foundation. The Rockwell Foundation delivered turkeys to our residents for the holiday season. The Rockwell Foundation brought a little cheer to our residents! Cloverdale Community Housing is a non-for-profit complex that offers affordable housing to low income households and this gift makes a huge difference for our residents holiday.

Again, Thank you Rockwell Foundation for being so gracious!

Wendy Auker,
On Behalf of the Cloverdale
Community Housing
Board of Directors

Dear Editor,

We would like to thank the Cloverdale community for the donations for the Veterans Home. We had great clothing donations of all sorts and also received large cash donations to purchase new items, pajamas, razors, sweat pants and sweat shirts, stamps, envelopes, socks, hand towels, wash cloths, bandannas, construction gifts, crackers, cookies and other items.

We received cash donations from American Legion Post 281, $300; American Legion Auxiliary Post 281 (tips from steak dinner), $300; Sons of American Legion Post 281, $200; Joseph Jewell, $100; and a $5 anonymous donation. That is a total of $905 for our veterans.

Thanks for being so kind to our veterans and thanks to Grace Pedigo for going with me to purchase the gifts and thanks to Jim Whitted and Robert Norman for delivering the gifts to the veterans home in Lafayette.

Thanks again,
Vera Hughes

Dear Editor,

First of all I would like to give a big THANK YOU to the ones who made our town proud through the Christmas season. Vickie and Mike Price of RTM went above and beyond this year. There place was a beautiful spectacular place of business. Not to mention inside their business had such fantastic Christmas items for sale. The Chamber of Commerce bought the greenery for all of our light poles and again Mike and his crew from RTM so graciously put them up, and always a friendly smile. Evan Huber, on Lincoln Street was another wonderful display. Evan’s place was a drive through and the pond effect this year was fantastic. It is my understanding that Evan inherited a lot of his displays from an uncle and with them Evan has sure made his place an enjoyable one for all to enjoy.

Rockwell Foundation has again spent a lot of time and effort into making our downtown a great place, with not only the front of their building and post office, but also the huge tree in front. Cloverdale Main Street had their Snowman contest again and also coordinated the annual Christmas parade which was one of the best Cloverdale has had. It is great to see that some of the businesses have all become involved. Lita Sandy with her annual Clothe A Child and craft show was another great success.

Driving through and around Cloverdale there were many, many individual Christmas displays that were beautiful, although a friend was stopped by the police for driving slow to enjoy the displays. Last but not least, thank you Hoosier Topics for the great coverage and pictures that you have published for all to enjoy.

Secondly, I would like to know just how many made the decision to have all of the trees along Main Street cut down? In the paper of December 20th it stated that the council has approved cutting down all trees along Main Street. Apparently as the article states someone tripped on a sidewalk raised by roots. So, instead of fixing that sidewalk the town has chose to cut down all of our beautiful trees. This does not make sense to destroy our beautiful town when the solution to justify the problem could be done so much cheaper and quicker. Apparently this decision was made without the public or anyone else being made aware of if it. It breaks my heart to think back several years ago of an elderly gentleman who still lives in Cloverdale – his comment to me, “I came to Cloverdale because of all the beautiful trees lining the main street through town.”

So to all of you who are doing your best to try to improve Cloverdale, a great big thank you. Sorry, the select few who run our town do not care.

Anita J. McEnulty
Cloverdale, Ind.

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