Letter to the Editor

Your view: Help is needed

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

To Sikeston area businesses and organizations:

It is once again time to plan for this year's Fourth of July celebration. Our lodge has put on the Fourth of July celebration for the community for several years. In the past, various businesses and organizations have helped in the expense of the fireworks, and to them we give a great thanks. Unfortunately, over the last few years that support has diminished and the Lodge has had to cover a much greater portion of the cost. As expenses have increased, the Lodge is finding it increasingly difficult to cover those costs.

As the war in Iraq progresses, so does the need for Americans to gather together to show their support and patriotism. We feel it is extremely important to continuing the tradition of the Fourth of July celebration as part of that support.

We are asking for your help in supporting this event for the community so we may continue it this year and years to follow. Please make your donation to Sikeston Elks Lodge Fire Works Committee, P.O. Box 931, Sikeston, MO 63801


Wayne Smith,

Exalted ruler