Canby Herald letters to the editor for the December 22, 2017 issue -- Tour of homes thanks

Thanks offered for Christmas Tour visitors

To the editor:

A huge thank you goes out from the Friends of the Library to each and all of the women and men who visited the five homes that were featured in this years Christmas Tour of Homes.

The tour could not have happened without the generosity of five Canby families who opened their homes to well over 100 ticket holders.

The Canby Herald.

We had a wonderful mix of decorating styles again this year. We would also like to thank Cutsforth's Thriftway, Canby Sign and Graphics, Canby Ford and Willamette Valley Country Club and the Canby Herald.

As the saying goes "It takes a village to raise a child," it also takes our village to support our Canby Library.

Thank you to all who do.

Joyce Ares

Friends of the Canby Public Library

Boy Scouts were stellar in recent food drive

To the editor:

Special thanks to our local Boy Scouts who collected 3,131 pounds of food in this year's "Scouting for Food" food drive.

Saturday's rainy weather did not deter the dozens of Boy Scouts who scoured the local neighborhoods collecting nonperishable food to donate to the St. Patrick's Church, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Each Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., this food bank serves more than 220 families. We greatly appreciate the generosity of our local Boy Scouts and this community. Thank you for your support.

Gretchen McCallum


'Light Up The Night' was a great and fun night

To the editor:

What a great spectacle the Light Up The Night event was in Canby last Friday. It was really exciting to see so many people around the downtown for the parade and then the tree lighting. And there were an awful lot of people in the downtown.

I'm sure the decent weather helped, but it was still great to see Wait Park packed with adults and children waiting for Walt Daniels to push the button to light up the city's Christmas tree.

Canby Herald editor John Baker wrote a nice piece about what Canby brings to the table during the Christmas season. One of his themes was that a city Canby's size does a nice job of still creating a small-town feel during its events.

I have to admit I agree with that assessment, particularly after participating in this year's tree lighting.

Canby is a special place and Mr. Baker obviously knows that, and so do so many others in town. There will always be those who have something negative to say about a town or an event, but I think it's far more productive to look for the positives – and there are plenty in Canby.

The Friday night tree lighting event was a great demonstration of that.

Thanks to everyone involved.

Cynthia Culberson


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