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Letter to the Editor

Helping the Sun – and others Editor, The Sun: You might have noticed that the WCHS Class of ’76 ran a half-page ad in the The Woodford Sun May 7. Answering a challenge from some older alums (the senior citizens of ’74), my classmates pitched in to pay for an ad and show our gratitude to the Sun for keeping our community connected through the years. The ad is a composite photo of our graduating class, with the boys wearing ginormous bow ties and the girls looking as lovely as I remembered. It was throwback-cool to see everyone together again, but also bittersweet, as not all of us lived long enough to experience the bizarre time we’re in. When I asked classmates on a Facebook reunion page to chip in on the ad, I didn’t give an amount or a deadline, only an invitation to help. Contributions from classmates exceeded the cost of the ad by 50 percent. Even after it ran and I announced our expenses were covered, the checks continued to roll in from alums across the country ... pandemic be damned. What to do with extra money? I again turned to my classmates, who suggested worthy causes in the community. In an online poll, we voted to split our remaining funds. We’re sending a check to both the Food Pantry for Woodford County (to help families in distress) and the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association (to fund a mini-grant for a classroom teacher). These are uneasy economic times, but when asked, our class jumped at the chance to show their Woodford County pride (with no injuries reported). We know it took a village to raise a bunch of bell-bottomed children of the ’70s, and we’re grateful for the chance to say thanks. That’s our Spirit of ‘76. Bob Rouse Midway

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