Re: Walking leads to shocking catalogue of trash | Jan. 12 column
Bring back anti-littering campaign
Just came back from the beautiful, clean city of Singapore, where there is a $1,000 fine, plus community service for littering. I think a presidential campaign should champion an attitude adjustment about respecting where we live.
The "Keep America Beautiful" commercial from the 1970s with Iron Eyes Cody should be a fixture on today’s media.
Joe Crowell, New Port Richey
Pasco mentors are heroes to local children
Each January, Take Stock in Children celebrates Mentor Appreciation Month, a month devoted to the dedicated men and women in our Pasco community who volunteer their time while playing a vital role in their mentee’s success.
As Executive Director for Pasco County’s Take Stock in Children, a program of the Pasco Education Foundation and partnered with Pasco County Schools, I am appreciative of the 130 caring individuals in Pasco County who provide motivation, encouragement and friendship to our scholars. Mentors make the difference that will last a lifetime.
Take Stock in Children is a statewide program giving students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines an opportunity to receive a scholarship in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Ninety-five percent of the scholars are in the first generation of their family to attend college.
Thanks to these dedicated mentors, for they are truly Pasco County’s heroes.
(To become a mentor, visit www.takestockpasco.org.)
Rosanne Heyser, Pasco Education Foundation