Letters: Kiwanis Christmas spirit; Camping lot issue

Kiwanis club shares gift

of community Christmas

The North Beach/Ocean Shores community Christmas spirit and generosity makes a big difference for our children. When it comes to our kids, this community steps up. Non-Profits, Business’s and individual citizens support our kids at Christmas time.

The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Shores and the North Beach/Ocean Shores community sponsors three Christmas Events for the children of the North Beach.

1. The Kiwanis North Beach Children’s Christmas Party will take place at the Ocean Shores Convention Center, Saturday, December 16th from 1 to 4 p.m. Oh Yes, Santa and his Elves will be there. Photos with Santa are furnished to those kids that visit the bearded one.

Kids, 12 years and under that reside in the North Beach or the Taholah School Districts are invited to attend. All kids will choose their own gifts, mostly toys. Cookies are plentiful and a party atmosphere is enjoyed by all. Last year, over 400 children attended this event.

2. Our organization also sponsors a Teen Christmas Party. This year the event will be held at the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge on Sunday, December 17th. Teens 13 to 18 years of age that reside in the North Beach School District are invited. Last year over 125 teens attended this event and enjoyed food, refreshments, gifts and games.

3. We also provide new clothing and shoes for children in need. It is required that the recipients reside in the North Beach School District. These items are wrapped and delivered to their homes. The parents or guardians of these children need to contact Patricia

Scott at (360) 289-4608 and provide age, gender and sizes of items requested. All requests for clothing or shoes must be made no later than November 21st.

Our motto says it all: “Needed … New Toys and Old Money.” Toy dropoffs can be made at Anchor Bank, Windermere Realty or Edward Jones. Donations can also be picked up. For more information please call Donovan or Patricia Scott, (360) 289-4608.

Tax deductable money donations can be mailed to: Kiwanis North Beach Kids Christmas, C/O Donovan Scott, P.O. Box 98 Ocean Shores WA 98569.

Donovan Scott

City misses opportunity

on camping lot issue

Dear editor:

I recently read about the discussion on the “Camping Lot” issue at the Ocean Shores Planning Commission.

It seems that the City is missing a significant opportunity related to these lots.

Ninety nights is plenty of stay time for typical recreational lot owners like me, though a 180 night limit could foster accommodation for a growing “Snow Bird” community of retirees in the US. With an expanded stay period Ocean Shores could become a northern center for the increasing number of those who move with the seasons and have the resources to do so. With a longer stay period and all that the Ocean Shores community has to offer, especially during the spring and summer, I believe it would be fairly easy to attract a larger summer community that would significantly contribute to community.

David Snodgrass