Here is a picture of some of our students in front of our fundraiser chart in the Sylvester cafeteria.

LETTER: Please help us get our goats

To the editor:

My name is Breck Ivy, I am a teacher at Sylvester Middle School (and HHS alum c/o ’95) and was also a student at Sylvester in the late 80’s/early 90’s. My colleague, Stan Thesenvitz (also SMS and HHS alum, c/o ’95), and I brought twenty 7th and 8th grade students to WE Day last month, and we were inspired to start fundraising for causes we believe can create big change for families overseas, as well as help our students realize that they can create big change in the lives of others.

The goat fundraiser is in full gear at Sylvester, and we have raised $550 towards our goal of $1400 (28 goats), which means we can purchase 10 goats for women farmers in Africa.

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GEORGIE'S VIEW: Appreciation hasn’t gone out of style

n days of open slavery, people worked under the lash. They feared if they slacked they would be beaten. But after the so-called age of enlightenment people lived a less stressful life and there was time and inclination to appreciate the finer things of life. Fortunately we live in a society that has time to smell the flowers, as they say. All this was brought to my attention when I attended a lunch dance and someone who attends as frequently as I do called to me and handed me something. It was a one of my columns which she had put into a lovely frame. She said she loves reading my columns each week and this one was of particular interest. It was the one I wrote about Letting Go. As I always say, if no one appreciated my columns I would not keep on writing them. Guess I have many more columns to share since the fountain is not dry yet, as they say.

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LETTER: No BAT without your support

To the editor:

Thanks to all of you, Burien Actors Theatre’s 35th Season drew to a close with the end of the Bill and Peggy Playwrights Festival on May 24. BAT is gearing up to do it all over again! Our main stage season opens in the fall with the musical “The Addams Family.”

This summer look for BAT in the 4th of July Parade, and at the Strawberry Festival, where in prior years BAT has been selected as the “best booth” by the crowds.

This summer BAT will also be presenting “Electic Man,” a superhero comedy by Turbo Turkey, dance and the Seattle Playwright Studio’s Showcase. BAT’s BALL (Burien Actors Lending Library), located at Bumbershoot Books, will also begin to be filled with books.

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