Letters from readers

Nov 16, 2012

Thanks for helping senior center

To the editor:

I would like to express sincere appreciation to all who contributed to the success of the Canton Senior Center Fundraiser held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Colonial Theater in Canton.

Attendees enjoyed a hot dog supper followed by a gospel singing.

The master of ceremonies for the event was the Rev. James Johnson from the Canton Church of God of Prophecy.  The Rev. Wayne Carson from Faith Missionary Baptist Church led with a scripture reading followed by special remarks from Juanita Dixon of Canton.

The headliner for the singing was local recording artist Leslie Hipps of Canton.  She was joined by other local groups including Men on a Mission from Haywood County, Dellwood Baptist Youth Choir of Dellwood Baptist Church; and  Dion Williams presented a Liturgical Mime.  Also performing was the  Liberty Baptist Male Chorus of Sylva, His and Her’s Music of Haywood County, and Louis and Anita Diaz from Hazelwood Baptist Church.   Reverend Carson closed the night with a Benediction.

To all these talented people, I say a special “thank you.”

The funding for the center has been reduced over the last several years.   We want to keep the center open as it is an important part of the community and important in the lives of our senior population.   We thank you for your generous donations and please know all proceeds will go directly to the daily operation of the center.

Special thanks to all the town officials, business owners and others who made the event possible.

We also extend our appreciation to those who gave of their time and talent to help raise money for the center.

The Senior Center is under the direction of Mountain Projects, Inc. and the Senior Resource Center of Haywood County.  The Canton Senior Center involves, enriches and empowers seniors in the local community.  The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

For more information about the Canton Senior Center, Waynesville Nutrition, or Maggie Valley Nutrition in Haywood County, contact Darlene McElrath, Senior Services Coordinator with Mountain Projects, Inc., at the Senior Resource Center of Haywood County, 452-2370 ext. 2838.

To contact the Canton Senior Center call 648-8173 and speak with the Director Patsy Nations.

Darlene McElrath, Senior Services Coordinator

Mountain Projects

Require eyesore to be screened

To the editor:

We are considered the “Gateway to the Smokies” with one of the entries to both Waynesville and Maggie Valley being from Jonathan Creek Road (U.S. 276) to either Dellwood Road or to Soco Road.

There is a business near the junction of these roads which is a trashy eyesore and an embarassment to our beautiful communities.

I would hope that a review by local government would bring about a clean up and a fencing regulation for this business.

Not only would this be positive for our toutists, but also for those of us who travel this route every day.

Emily O’Brien


Mountain Projects, Inc.

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