LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Let's keep Aviary birds singing!

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Many of the wonderful supporters of Friends of Pioneer Park Aviary have been anxiously awaiting the online version of the Adopt-a-Bird Program and asking when it would be available. I am delighted to be able to tell you that Adopt-a-Bird is now on our website at friendsofpioneerparkaviary.com so the wait is over!

You can complete the process online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any computer with access to the Internet. Your information will be submitted to a secure server without anyone seeing it but you.

We know there are still folks who do not use the Internet, or even if they do, still prefer not to do financial transactions online. There is a donations-and-forms page on the website that has a link for you to open a form to be printed and it can then be mailed or presented in person to the address shown.

Friends of Pioneer Park Aviary still needs your support, and as we are getting closer to fulfilling our first-year goal, we also must consider there's still a long road ahead to achieve permanent, sustainable funding.

Making your adoption of an Aviary bird an annual occurrence will be a step toward that end! The benefit of including the children in families in a mission that will offer a continuing resource to their children and grandchildren long after they have grown up is a biggie too. Not only do we save this resource for the community, but we also can show our youths that committing to a cause and contributing what you can has the power to create big changes.

It doesn't take a huge donation from one person to operate our Aviary -- it can be done just as easily with a small donation from a lot of people who care enough to share!

I believe in miracles, and I didn't believe for one moment this community would let our Aviary become history because of economic conditions.

We are on the verge of moving a mountain, and it is a beautiful feeling to know we have the power to do that as a community. So let's welcome spring and keep our Aviary birds singing!

Peggy Jennings
Touchet



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