Appreciation sorely lacking
My mother, Crescence Ehmke Graham, taught English for the Silver Creek Central School system. She touched the lives of many students.
Years before she passed away in 1993, she gave money to the Fredonia College Foundation to set up a scholarship program for the English Department.
My brother and I have never received a single thank you note from any of the recipients.
The present day value of the endowment is $73,532. I understand five scholarships are awarded each year by the English Department.
My mother would be mortified that none of these English students has ever written a thank you note to her family.
The Fredonia College Foundation has my address. They send me status reports of the Endowment Fund and ask me to contribute! I, also, graduated from SUNY Fredonia, but will not be sending any money to the Foundation.
TECKLA S. EHMKE
Now that we have been slapped in the face as we slapped Fredonia in the face, it is time that the school board re-opens talks with Fredonia and gets the merger done.
We already have the study and the kids will adjust just fine. It is the adults who caused the problem not the kids. All the Brocton kids would get a much better opportunity to expand their choices in the Fredonia system to say nothing about the benefits to the taxpayer.
The Fredonia district is where the tax base is growing and that is what we need to help reduce the per thousand tax rate.
Library is worth trip
Everyone should go to the Dunkirk Free Library. Ms. Pam is the librarian there – she is awesome. She gets the books my brother and sisters like: Mo Willems, Kate DiCamillo, Mary Pope Osborne and Dora books. She ordered the newest Kate DiCamillo book for me.
When we get our name in a book for the summer reading program it is the one we really wanted to read. She always tells us about books that she knows we really like.
You should go to the Dunkirk Free Library.
GABRIELLA, CHARLIE, GRACIA, EMELIA and LUCILLE DOMENICO,