To the editor: Celebrating Erie Canal Park's events, honoring volunteers

Liz and Dave Beebe, Camillus Erie Canal Park

To the editor: Thanks from Marcellus Rotary Club

While Rotary's Green Breakfast came a week earlier this year, we still managed to celebrate a bit 'o the Irish as well as make a concerted effort to be "green" by using mainly local foods and composting or recycling approximately 95 percent of the waste produced in preparing and serving the breakfast. Additionally by collecting scrap metal from the community and taking it to the scrap yard, those discarded items earned us a few dollars and will be recycled. Our thanks to the Hodgkins and O'Hara Real Estate Team of Coldwell Banker for loaning us their truck for that venture. We hope to have served the community and the planet well and wisely through these efforts. Thank you to all those who supported Rotary's even greener, Green Breakfast.

Paulette Quinn, Marcellus Rotary

To the editor: Thanks for another great year of youth wrestling

The Marcellus Recreational Department Youth Wrestling Program (grad 2-6) had another great year participating in the Central New York Youth Wrestling League. The youth program continues to grow thanks to continual dedication and enthusiasm displayed by kids, parents and coaches alike.

The youth wrestling season beings with "try it" practices in December followed by practices in January, February and March, which take place twice a week. Multi-school tournaments are also held on a weekly basis. Other participating schools include Skaneateles, Fabius, Onondaga, Lafayette, Cortland, West Genesee, Jamesville-Dewitt, Homer, Port Byron and Jordan-Elbridge.

As previously mentioned, we had an outstanding group of dedicated parents who often sat through each practice and our attendance at tournaments was substantial as well. 42 kids proudly represented Marcellus at these tournaments where they not only learned the fundamentals of wrestling but elements of competition, conditioning, respect for others, healthy eating habits and being part of a team.

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