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Letters to the Editor for the week of July 26, 2012

Volunteers ask that pots not be dumped over

Editor, The Sun

Dumped pots - lovingly planted by volunteers. There have been dumped heavy stone pots on Long and Prospect avenues. Four on Union Street and two in Memorial Park.

The latest discovered by the Village (of Hamburg) Police was at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19.

These are heavy containers – probably a two-person job. They are leaving dirt and dying flowers in the street.

Receiving national recognition is a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work and many hours officials and volunteers have spent to make our village a destination, a showplace.

Please see that the vandalism stops.

Judy Johnson
Member Hamburg
Beautification Committee

Boston did a great job on the Fourth of July

Editor, The Sun

I would like to thank Boston Supervisor Martin A. Ballowe, and Councilmen Jeffrey Genzel and Jay Boardway, for an excellent organization of our Fourth of July celebration.

Tucked away in the Boston Valley, the Boston Town Park was the perfect setting for the evening. The Boston Town Band performed numerous patriotic songs to an overflowing Lions Shelter.

The fireworks display started at 10 p.m. and continued for nearly 30 minutes, culminating in the largest, brightest and loudest finale I have ever seen.

Thank you Supervisor Ballowe and Councilmen Genzel and Boardway for giving the town a great evening sponsored by private donations, including your own donations.

We look forward to next year.

Mark and Cathy Maghran

Thanks offered for visit from Sun Editor

Editor, The Sun

Many thanks to from our students and teachers Chris Gordon, who visited our summer school, Hamburg Horizons to talk about his job as Editor of the Hamburg Sun. As a part of his program he had the students interview him so they could gain some experience as reporters.

This summer we added a Summer Musical, The Granny Awards. Yes, Granny, who has retired from show business, will be honoring all of our favorite fairy tale characters! Who will win Best Female and Male Vocalist? Best Dramatic Scene? Best Choreography? And the coveted Best Villain Award?

The course starts on Aug. 6 and continues through Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The performance will be the evening of Aug. 23. There is a fee for tuition. We have visitors scheduled who are professional actors, run drama departments, and one of the members who helped make the Granny Awards into a musical. We have openings for six to seven more children who are entering fourth through sixth grade this year. For more information, please write to

Sharon Raymond
Director, Hamburg Horizons

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