Letters: City birthday boosted Heritage Society; Bulletin improving lately
City birthday party positive for Heritage Society
A special thank you to all you participated in Woodbury's golden birthday party. Besides the huge goodwill generated at our booth, some modest amounts of money were also created. Cash proceedings were sale of apparel of $167 and Little Red Barn donations of $28 for a total of $195. This will amount will be deposited in our Woodbury Foundation account. In addition, non-cash sales included credit card sales and direct orders to our vendor Big Frog.
There were several heartwarming occurrences. The first was the expression on the faces of our winning Woodbury High School artists when then saw their masterpieces displayed on the apparel. One mother related that her daughter had been depressed lately and this event pulled her out of her doldrums. Another was when Kelli McDaniel viewed our audiovisual Miller Barn piece. McDaniel was moved to tears. You see, she is daughter of Barb and Ralph Jankovich, the last family to farm the Miller farmstead and was married at the farm. She ordered many of the T-shirts for her family.
A special thanks to Nancy and Bob Viking who volunteered to work in the booth. Bob helped despite having health problems. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery back to your energetic self.
Bulletin improved in recent weeks
I want to let you know how greatly improved your last two editions of Woodbury Bulletin have been. The front page stories have been outstanding with articles about local people's positive contributions to and involvement in our community and elsewhere; and business updates including new businesses openings and planned developments. The Bulletin looks like a community newspaper with information and updates, rather than the latest court/criminal paper.
I believe good journalism involves pounding the pavement, internet and other sources of leads to find a good story. Using that strategy produces better stories for your readers than merely pulling and printing court and police documents.
Congratulations on the Bulletin's new focus. I look forward to reading future editions.