LETTERS: St. Jude’s Shoot-A-Thon, Taxes!

LETTERS: St. Jude’s Shoot-A-Thon, Taxes!



On behalf of the Meriden Rod & Gun Club, I would like to convey our heartfelt appreciation to all the people who attended and supported its 23rd annual St. Jude’s Shoot-A-Thon/ fundraiser that was held on March 23, 2019 at the Club’s site on Raven Lane, Meriden, CT.

Once again because of you, this commendable cause was a huge success and all proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital and their mission to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

This year was the largest turnout in the 23 year history of this wonderful event, with a total of $30,000.00+ being donated to St. Jude’s.

In addition, I would like thank and recognize some Key sponsors who have come forward with major donations to help defer the cost of organizing such an event, please visit our web site to see a list of these generous supporters. (Meridenrodandgunclub.com.)

I would also like to personally thank my fellow club members that participated with this worthy event and once again created such a positive experience. 

Stan Drauss, president,
Meriden Rod & Gun Club.

Pat on the back


Good day fellow citizens. 

Want to say we all deserve a pat on the back to make our world a better place.

We, together, worked to adapt to correcting the ozone problem. We recycled to the max,  and many more challenges. We worked together to better our lives and future generations.....all without taxes and not shoved down our throats because they were ideas that make sense.

On the other hand the politicians we put into office have a different idea.

Now they want taxes on items such as tolls, haircuts, pet care, plastic bags, sweetened soft drinks, marijuana (it isn't legalized yet), dry cleaning, liquor bottles (not the contents, the bottles) and many more. Kind of funny, their way of working for us is tax us. Yes it is being shoved down our throats.

So our leaders overspent and need more money. Answer: Taxes!!!!

In my household we cut back on spending. I don't go to my boss and demand a raise because I didn't budget correctly.

As I said, here is a pat on the back to all of us for doing a great job. Don't you wish our government officials could do the same? 

John Craig, Meriden


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