The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 2, 2005

A note on hallway lockers

To the Editor:

In "Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee of November 16," (Mosquito, November 25) the question posed by Nicole Burkel was whether lockers used to line the halls of the Wilkins building, to which Michael Fitzgerald replied that pre-dated him. Burkel is correct. The lockers were in the hallways. I remember having one halfway down the hall on the left before Mrs. Labroad's math classroom.

Heidi Reichenbach Harring
(class of '74)
West Stree

Thanks to all involved with the CCHS Thanksgiving Luncheon

To the Editor:

On Saturday, November 19, the [Concord-Carlisle Regional High School] CCHS class of 2007 hosted a wonderful gathering of elders from Concord and Carlisle for the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for Senior Citizens. A delicious meal of turkey with all the trimmings and traditional pumpkin and apple pies were enjoyed by over 180 guests. An enthusiastic staff of 60 student volunteers set up the CCHS cafeteria, served the meal and cleaned up, and provided musical entertainment.

The junior class would like to thank the many businesses and organizations that contributed to our event. In particular we would like to acknowledge Corporate Chefs, Inc. for donating the beautiful cheese platters again this year. Crosby's Market found just the right size turkeys for us and provided them at a reduced price. Verrill Farm generously donated many pounds of homegrown butternut squash, and Mahoney's Garden Center gave us the lovely pots of ornamental kale that made festive centerpieces for our guests to enjoy and take home. We are grateful also to CCHS departments and clubs that loaned equipment and talent, including CC POPS, WIQH Radio, and the Music Department. Thanks also to the custodians who helped in so many ways behind the scenes. A huge thank-you goes to Bonnie Hardy and the staff of the CCHS Food Service Department who cooked the beautiful meal and assisted in all areas of planning. The Councils on Aging in Concord and Carlisle coordinated sign ups and provided van transportation for many of our guests. We are grateful also to the many dedicated parents who provided the turkeys, pies, and helped before and throughout the day.

We were all so happy to be part of this Concord-Carlisle tradition that brings together the generations. Afterwards, each of us had a story to tell about a special moment, a funny or touching exchange, a gracious comment, or a new friend. Thank you to our wonderful senior citizens for joining us and for making our community a special place for people of all ages.

Elizabeth Haff, event chair
Philip Farm Road, Concord

Thanks from the Old Home Day Committee

To the Editor:

We are gratified at the number of requests that we have received for a copy of the historical film we just completed of Old Home Day 2005.

As of Monday evening nearly 200 of the available 500 copies of the DVD had been pre-ordered. Tomorrow, the remaining copies will go on sale at the FRS Greens Sale at 10 a.m.

We wish we could have made more so that all requests could be answered, but the agreements we had to reach with copyright publishers to keep the price down (i.e., no royalty payments) limited us to the 500 number.

Net proceeds from the sale will, of course, go towards Old Home Day 2006 for which planning has already begun.

Dave and Florence Reed
Page Brook Road
for the Old Home Day Committee

Sports and scholarship

To the Editor:

A few nights ago, I was watching a collegiate football game on TV on a Tuesday night when a European-born friend entered the room. She inquired about the sporting event and I identified the two universities involved in the game. She then posed an interesting question, "Don't those boys have any homework?" I was embarrassed to admit that they probably did not and to further observe that big-time intercollegiate sports programs in the U.S.A. are really entertainment business. The programs have little or nothing to contribute to the academic objectives of their respective institutions.

We should appreciate the interscholastic programs in our communities where the athletes receive no financial compensation and play for the love of the game and the love of sports competition.

Howard Knuttgen
Stearns Street

$930 raised for UNICEF

To the Editor:

We are happy to let you know that Carlisle raised $930 in this year's Halloween collection for UNICEF. We counted more than 4,500 pennies, 1,200 nickels, 1,900 dimes and 1,500 quarters. All that change really adds up. Thank you very much to all the children who collected and to all the families who donated money to UNICEF.

Joan Konuk
Davis Road
Troop Leader, Girl Scout Troop 2657
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