Canby Herald Letters to the editor for the July 11, 2018 edition - fireworks thanks and bad decision

Decision to close

facililty a poor one

To the editor:

The amount of disappointment probably cannot express enough in this letter to the editor regarding the Superintendents decision to close the Canby Community Center and all the classes offered to the city and surrounding area.

The center has been open since 1983 and offered over 85 classes to all ages. These classes ranged from Health and fitness to business courses. Having classes offered all year around to the community is an amazing benefit to everyone.

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This is so disappointing that yet another Superintendent in this community has little investment in our educational growth of our citizens. It is no wonder the educational system in Canby is rated so low.

Bring back this community center. Invest in our education. This is an amazing program for everyone.

Debbie Hazapis


(Editor's Note: The "community center" referred to is actually the Ackerman School building).

Fire chief offers thanks for fireworks support

To the editor:

On behalf of all the firefighters, staff, and board of directors at Canby Fire District we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the support for the 2018 Independence Day Fireworks Display.

This year's fireworks display once again was provided by Western Display Fireworks and was absolutely tremendous. The fireworks display would not have happened without the help of our local businesses, the Canby School District, the City of Canby, and for the numerous donations by the citizens of Canby.

I would also like to thank Ray Kahut for helping with the last-minute push for donations. I am pleased to announce that we have almost reached our goal to make next year's fireworks display possible.

The fireworks display is very important for reducing fireworks-related incidents. This year. Canby Fire only responded to two fireworks-related calls and only one of those was on July 4.

We are happy to announce that there were no medical emergencies caused by fireworks reported.

Again, thank you for all of the participation in making this event possible.

Jim Davis

Canby Fire Chief

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