Raffle prize

Editor, Daily Times:

As I contemplated submitting a letter to Voice of the People, I realized that it probably could/would not be published because of the she Second Amendment of the United States Constitution which reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Constitution: United States Constitution.

That being said, it was unsettling, to say the least, to learn that the first prize for the 2019 Raffle to Benefit the Watertown Fire Department is an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle/pistol.

Yes, I know the AR does not stand for assault rifle, it stands for Armalite, the manufacturer. I realize that the AR-15 was a donation from the Wisconsin Trigger Association/Watertown Trade and Auctions and perhaps there is a law that a donation cannot be refused?

I just could not stand idly by without letting someone know how inappropriate this seems for a public service organization who promotes a goal of life safety and safety education.

They indicated that the event was for family and children.... we need to start somewhere to counter act what is going on in the United States with all the shootings. This does not seem the way to start.

Beverly Bailey

Watertown

Hospice donations

Editor, Daily Times:

Rainbow Hospice Care gratefully acknowledges the donations made in memory of George Herbert Lester Kuckkan, Alta E. Kottwitz, Helen Harter, Ted P. Werner, Jonathan A. Kohlmetz and LaGreeta B. Holloway

Your gift helps to continue the hospice mission of bringing forth comfort, care and meaning at the end of life. Thank you for honoring their memory in such a way that will help bring comfort to others. Your donation helps to further the mission of hospice, which provides dignity, comfort and quality care to the terminally ill and their families. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Rainbow Hospice Care

Jefferson

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