Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 13, 2012

In Your View

The Independent

ASHLAND — Christie did much to feed the hungry

 In 1991, River Cities Harvest began operation by handling the first Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for the local post office. At that time, John Christie provided a much-needed truck.

Subsequently, John sent River Cities Harvest a letter committing his staff and facilities to our food distribution without qualification and he has been true to his promise.

He has provided facilities for food distribution for post office food drive, for Feed the Children and many others. When we began to pick up surplus food at restaurants, he provided refrigerated storage for collection and redistribution of food.

His support has been unqualified through the years. He was aware that hunger never stops and he was committed to doing everything he could to eliminate it.

Because of John’s dedication to the community, many hundreds of people have received much-needed food.

Jim Fout, Founder, River Cities Harvest

Few veterans are at school’s meal

I was honored and thankful for the veterans dinner at Paul G. Blazer High School in November. The displays set up by the 201st enginering batallion were wonderful.

Students, teachers, administrators and staff were friendly courteous and enjoyable to talk to. I very much enjoyed the National Anthem sung by the students from the high school. They sung from their hearts and sang the song the way it was originally intended.

The ROTC cadets were wonderful, polite and helpful in every way. The food was great and the students did a fine job of serving all the veterans who attended. The only disappointment I had was that there were not enough veterans to show up for the dinner.

I once again thanks those at Blazer for their efforts on behalf of us veterans. Maybe we can do this again next year.

James Cignoni, Ironton

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