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April 27, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Send a message by voting for the Baker

Send a message by voting for the Baker

Dear Editor,

I predict that in two weeks’ time, on May 10, we will be able to look back with satisfaction on our contribution to the Baker Hotel project. Given the lack of vocal opposition, I think the questions about May’s sales tax reallocation are: How high can our margin of victory be? How many people will turn out?

As the mayor said in Monday’s public forum, with our vote for this project and the subsequent pledge of $4 million in bond funding, we are sending a message of good faith to the out-of-market investors who will be putting up the other $52 million to help solve our problem. Let’s make sure they hear the message that we are all behind this.

The Friends of The Baker would like to thank the Baker Hotel Development Group for letting us run this campaign. Thank you for believing in us when we told you that we could rally this modest amount of financial support for the hotel. At last count, more than 100 families have given of their time, talent, and treasure, coming together to make Friends of The Baker a success.

A list of donors is available at www.friendsofthebaker.com. We’d especially like to thank those who helped organize all the willing volunteers who have been so critical to the Friends of The Baker’s success: Stephanie White on signs and Volunteer Day, Steve Butcher for early voting, Barbara Upham and Freeze Carpets on big signs and the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce for the town hall meeting. Thank you also to our Victory Committee for its hard work in organizing volunteer appreciation.

The final step is for everyone to line up for early voting Monday morning, April 28, at Poston’s at 109 North Oak Ave. Take a friend.

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