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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Thank you so much for your support of Marble Valley Friends, Inc., and especially our annual Tate Day celebration held on November 1.

Please know how much we appreciate your printing all the articles relating to our event and your willingness to have an intern present on our big day. We all wish the weather had been more cooperative. However, the day was considered to be a success as all who attended seemed to enjoy it in spite of the winter blast. We are extremely grateful for all you did to make the community aware of the planned activities.

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season.



Jane Griffeth, President

Marble Valley Friends, Inc.


Dear Editor:

I wanted to respond to your editorial regarding your Happy Holiday message. You may be surprised to hear that I whole heartedly agree with you, albeit for different reasons. Your desire to use the phrase “Happy Holiday” would have worked fine for your newsletter in covering all the upcoming events: Thanksgiving Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Years. It also would have been a welcoming greeting to everyone, regardless of which holiday they observe. 

Being a non-Christian (yes, there are some of us in Pickens County), I do feel uncomfortable being wished a “Merry Christmas” when it’s a holiday I don’t celebrate.  I know the term is heartfelt and I DO appreciate the warm wishes.  I do wish people would think about how they would respond if they were wished a “Happy Chanukah” for 6 weeks? Would they say “Thank you, same to you”? I’m certainly not going to correct anyone I encounter at Bojangles, Walmart, Belks, etc. so I just say “Happy Holidays” back.  If that offends anyone, I’m sorry. I’m not trying to be disrespectful or minimize anyone else’s beliefs and would appreciate the same respect back. 

I hope all of my fellow Pickens residents have a happy, healthy holiday season.   



Thank you, 

Fran Huff


Dear Editor:

I got my November 13 issue of the Pickens County (Georgia) Progress today (November 30). It always comes about two weeks late to Santa Fe.

Front page stories, all with photos, included an update on a fundraising campaign to aid a 

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