Letter: Celebration for saved Burnett/Garfield House tonight (updated)

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To the Editor:

For now, it looks like we have saved the Burnett/Garfield House from demolition. Thank you to all who stood with us and supported us by dropping off food, honking their horns, making phone calls, signing our petition and more! Please continue to sign our petition, (link available through our website – historicalgood.org), stay actively involved, and remain aware of the changing situation.

Because the children of Southborough achieved what we set out to do – save the house from near demolition – we will be celebrating tonight in front of 84 Main Street from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Please feel free to join us or drive by to honk your horns again. (We really like that!)

I hope everyone remembers how our community rallied together to save this treasured landmark. Let’s see it all the way to the finish!

P.S. I wanted to share this quote with all of you if you haven’t already seen it on our website:

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
― Robert F. Kennedy

Thank you!

Bridget Brady, age 14

Updated (7/24/14 10:00 am): I forgot to change the wording from “tomorrow night” to “tonight” as requested. (She had submitted letter last night, but I couldn’t post until today.)

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