Letters to the Editor

Easter canceled?

March 3, 2007


To the editor:

I am a longtime volunteer of The Salvation Army and just learned of something very sad. This year, The Salvation Army will not be able to offer assistance to those in need at Easter. There will be no party, no pictures with the Easter Bunny, no baskets and no clothing. Why?

The approximate cost to repeat this wonderful holiday tradition is $1,400, a sum that is simply out of reach.

In a city with resources as plentiful as Lawrence, $1,400 should not be an obstacle to having an Easter celebration. I would urge citizens to remember as children what Easter meant to them and then consider how they would have felt with no Easter.

Not everyone is as fortunate as some to just be able to go to Wal-Mart and buy whatever is needed. Please consider donating to The Salvation Army so that Easter festivities can happen. For a few dollars, you have the power to create a memory for a child that can last a lifetime.

Jennifer L'Heureux,



cowboy 11 years, 1 month ago

why not put the bums to work to earn this , I took a walk downtown the other afternoon and they were all on each corner basking in the afternoon sun . i got hit up 7 times asking for change. Its pathetic , if they have enuf intelligence to sit out there and panhandle then they can work.

budwhysir 11 years, 1 month ago

Oh this cant be, someone, or something zapping the commercialization of a religous holiday right out of the day???

Cant one celebrate a holiday without all the extra special food, and gifts??? With so much time left untill the holiday, is it possible for someone else to make plans to replace this dinner??

warthog 11 years, 1 month ago

I move we cease all funding for everything and give the money to me. I'll make sure it's well spent. I'll even buy Jennifer an Easter egg.

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