LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Wow! In my opinion the new Jac’s Parlor pizza has “got it goin” for the following reasons: a long list of toppings that are liberally applied, a zesty tomato sauce and new garlic white sauce, a diverse set pizza menu with lactose-free and gluten-free options, a crispy, flavorful crust and excellent service. Early in the day I pre-ordered a pizza for 6 p.m. and it came out of the oven at precisely that time. Give Jac’s pizza a try. I think you will be delighted with it.
William Holland, Elk Rapids
Make Antrim County the place to be
Wouldn’t it be wonderful for Antrim County to be the first county in Michigan to achieve an 80% COVID-19 vaccination rate? To say, “Welcome to an Up North county where your family, friends and visitors can see smiling faces, have fun and feel safe.” As of May 5, Antrim County’s rate is 54.7% and ranks 19th in the state for initial vaccinations. Three of our nearby counties rank first, second and third in the state (Leelanau - 68.4%, Grand Traverse 61.8%, Emmet 61.3%). Let’s top them.
Vaccination is more than protecting your own health, it’s also about the health of others and the economic recovery of our community. Hesitancy is driven by misinformation and fear. Those can be overcome by taking advantage of the multitude of information sources available to you. Check out more than one, such as our regional health department, nwhealth.org, or Munson’s Ask-A-Nurse, 231-935-0951, or your own healthcare provider. Take advantage of clinics being provided by the health department – call 211 to get sites/times. As Mark Twain said, “Courage is the resistance and mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
Be brave. Check out the data. Get the shot. Help make Antrim County the place to be.
*The percentages are cited in the May 5, 2021 Detroit Free Press, and confirmed in The Bridge COVID data base
Myrna Holland, RN,
Gratitude to the community
The Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association (HERTHA) extends its gratitude to the community for their support during our recent donation drive to help maintain the hall.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, for over a year the hall has had to shut its doors, cancelling all events which eliminated the income we rely on to maintain, operate, rehabilitate and preserve the beautiful historic building. Your donations have allowed us to continue to meet our monthly expenses, thereby ensuring we will be able to reopen our doors in the coming months.
While the tasks of raising money to replace the large windows in the hall and securing future reservations for hall rental loom before us, we are thankful we can look forward to brighter days because of your generosity.
HERTHA Board of Trustees
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