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Not made in Port Richey? Boycott it

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 5, 2000


Editor: News flash: Port Richey City Council has decided to boycott the 2001 Chasco Fiesta Parade because it does not pass through its city.

With this logic I suggest they also boycott the following:

Beef. There are no cattle ranches within the city limits.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Devil Rays and Lightning. No players reside within the city limits.

Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab and all other seafood that cannot be caught within the city limits.

All movies, books and television shows which do not mention the city of Port Richey.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade unless they will rotate it between Port Richey and New York City.
-- Ralph Simoneau, New Port Richey

Please drop coins in Salvation Army kettle

Editor: On Main Street or Broadway, Christmas would not be Christmas without the noise of the bell ringers at the red Salvation Army kettles.

These men and women in their Salvation Army uniforms and the many volunteers from various local organizations stand ringing the bells that are calling you to the red tripods in front of many locations in the area where you can contribute a donation as you pass them by.

Many families of children and shut-ins in lonely rooms in nursing homes would never receive a gift at Christmas if it weren't for your generous contributions.

The red kettles help support the greatly expanding social services program of our West Pasco Salvation Army Corps at 7745 Ridge Road in Port Richey.

The noise of the bells may offend some, but if it weren't for those bells tingling in the distance, some child would not have the fun of opening a gift only for them. Somebody cared; was it you and your helpful contribution?
-- May M. Pleunert, New Port Richey

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