The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

December 8, 2012

Fundraising for Vietnam memorial wall keeps going

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall. which recently was welcomed to Enid.

The wall, an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., contains the names of 58,272 people who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

It will go on permanent display next year. Congrats to everyone involved in bringing it to Enid.

The wall has been purchased, but the fundraising effort continues.

Donations should be sent to Vietnam Memorial Wall Project, c/o Security National Bank, P.O. Box 1272, Enid, OK 73702, or donations can be made in person at SNB.

Thumbs down to limited communication regarding Covington’s lack of water.

The Garfield County town experienced two recent interruptions. Suffering Covington residents posted on Enid News & Eagle’s Facebook page, which is where we first learned of the cutoff.

First, water was reduced when the line was taken off-line for repairs. After officials announced no further repairs in the immediate future, another frustrating outage occurred without public notification.

Thumbs up for the “Guardian of the Chisholm Trail,” a new documentary featuring Enid native and Chisholm Trail historian Bob Klemme.

The $15 two-DVD set can be purchased at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine, or Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

The premier showing will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Admission is free.

Thumbs up for two charitable efforts helping the community.

First, let’s recognize the Second Mile Clothing Closet, where anyone can pick up an outfit or a pair of shoes at no charge.

The University Place Christian Church’s outreach project has been part of what the church does for several years.

On Monday nights, the church serves the Mamre Meal.

Named after the place where Abraham served a meal to three men who turned out to be angels, the meal is offered to any and all who come.

Meanwhile, holiday meal boxes were provided through donations of food from Mustang Fuel Corp., Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Loaves and Fishes.

A line of people in need recently wrapped around the Loaves and Fishes food pantry, waiting to receive Holiday Care and Share food boxes.

Thanks for your spirited generosity during the Christmas season!袈

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