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November 21, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 21, 2012

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Celebrate, and skip the turkey

With his recent re-election, President Obama has won the power to pardon more turkeys on Thanksgiving. But so does every one of us, by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that gives thanks for our good fortune, health, and happiness with a life-affirming, cruelty-free feast of vegetables, fruits, and grains.

And here are more terrific reasons:

• You will stay alert through the entire football game.

• You are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”?

• Your vegetarian kid won’t have to boycott the family dinner.

• You won’t have to call Poultry Hotline to keep your family alive.

• Fruits and vegetables don’t have to carry government warning labels.

• You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip.

• You won’t spend a sleepless night wondering how the turkey lived and died.

• Your body will welcome a holiday from saturated fat, cholesterol and hormones.

Our own dinner this Thanksgiving will feature a “Tofurky,” lentil roast, mashed potatoes, corn stuffing, stuffed squash, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. An Internet search on “vegetarian Thanksgiving” got us more recipes and other useful information than we could possibly use.

— Tommy Caton

Terre Haute

Event raises funds for city’s K-9 unit

SPPRAK (Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness) would like to extend a “thank you” to everyone who helped to make “Hot Dogs for Top Dogs” a successful event. “Hot Dogs for Tops” was a FUNraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Terre Haute Police K-9 Unit. The special people in SPPRAK are the people who support our events through their donations.

We would like to thank the businesses as well as the many volunteers who supported the Terre Haute Police K-9 Unit. We greatly appreciated the community for coming to the event. Your contributions have made you part of the SPPRAK family.

Thank you to the Terre Haute K-9 Unit not only for all they do each and every day to protect our community, but we also want to thank them for all the time they and their families invested toward helping to make this event happen. As we have worked with these officers, we have gained a deeper appreciation for what a very special group of men and their families are who serve our community.

You can learn more about SPPRAK on our Facebook page “SPPRAK” or spprak.blogspot.com.

— Kim Grubb, Robin Heng

and Susan Short

SPPRAK

Terre Haute


 

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