It was apparent that these young ladies, and men, truly love what they do. The comic timing was impeccable, the accents believable, and it was an all-around fun and funny production. A special shout out to Jackie, Cessa, Lindsay, Jacob, Mia, Julianna, and Chris.
It has been a pleasure watching you grow into the wonderful actors and adults you have become.
I am so proud of you. (The writer is the director of the Meriden Youth Theatre at the YMCA.)
Carolyn Daniels, Meriden
This month the Meriden Soup Kitchen is recognizing its 30th year of feeding the hungry of Meriden. During these many years we have seen a steady increase in the number of meals served. So far this year we have a daily average of 182 meals, serving over 200 on many days each month. The average cost for one meal is $1.18. The economy of the past five years has not helped us meet our mission. We have seen a decrease in grants, business/corporate, and individual donations.
The Meriden Soup Kitchen is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with about 110 regular volunteers. We have no paid staff, so 100 percent of all donations go to feeding the hungry. As we enter this holiday season and throughout the year we ask for your monetary support. While any amount is greatly appreciated, we would like to ask for your support by giving a number of meals at $1.18 per meal. How many can you help us with this year? To see more about the Meriden Soup Kitchen, please look at our webpage, www.meridensoupkitchen.org. We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and joyful holiday season. (The writer is president of the Meriden Soup Kitchen.)
Tim Granucci, Meriden
I want to extend heartfelt appreciation and thankfulness to so many during the election campaign. We counted so many blessings along the campaign trail, and are indebted to each person’s support and voices in the election.
And to every veteran here and passed, I salute your bravery to defend our freedoms to vote and run for elected office. I’m privileged to have served with an amazing Board of Education team and honored now to serve on Town Council in word and deed. My daughter recently researched Teddy Roosevelt for her fourth-grade historical fiction book report, and passes along my inspiration: “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”
Thank you, Wallingford, and from my family to yours, best wishes for a blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving.