Letters to the editor for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
Please share items about your great state
Hi, my name is Lauren Smith and I am 11 years old. I am in fifth grade in Conway School and our project in fifth grade is state reports. I chose Nevada because I think Nevada is a beautiful state and I want to know more about Nevada. It would be awesome if you could help me with my report! Hope you can help.
What would be a good help would be if you could try to send me these items like a license plate, souvenirs, the state flower, pamphlets, magazines, or even postcards would be a big help! If you could help, that would be great! Also, I would really appreciate it. I hope you understand what I need.
Thank you! Thank you so much for your time. Thank you for considering my request. I appreciate anything you can send would be great! Thank you! Hope you have a great day! Items can be sent to Lauren Smith; Conway School; Mrs. LaRocque's Class; 19710 SR 534; Mount Vernon, WA 98274.
Mount Vernon, Wash.
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