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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:00 am


More wholesome films

I'm certainly not a saint or a moralist. However, is it any wonder we have so much drug abuse, foul language, disrespect for authority and violence because of the way it's portrayed and glorified in the movies?

As I read through some of the movie reviews on May 25, I was troubled and upset. A few of the reviews for PG-13 movies cited violence, disturbing content, alcohol abuse, sexuality, strong language, partying and destruction.

I suppose it's too much to have producers, directors and actors scale down the types of movies that are being produced now. There need to be more Walt Disney, family-oriented and wholesome movies to see. Is that too much to ask?


Fort Wayne

Carriers' collection a citywide success

Summit City Branch 116, National Association of Letter Carriers, expresses a heartfelt thank you for supporting our 2018 “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.”

We had many local partners who helped us make this another successful food drive. They included Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Rural King, Meijer (Maysville Road) and Carson's Community Group Table at the April 8 TinCaps game. Other members of our team were Deister Machine, WFWA-TV (PBS, Bruce Haines), WPTA-TV, WANE-TV and many organized labor members and their families.

Also, United Way of Allen County, WPTA-TV, WFFT-TV, and several newspapers and radio stations publicized our food drive.

We were grateful to have Study and Croninger elementary schools collecting food. We had many volunteers from churches and youth groups. We had a troop of Boy Scouts as bag buddies at Hazelwood Station. There were family members of letter carriers who were volunteers. The Associated Churches staff assisted in recruiting volunteers to work at locations throughout the city. Tippman Properties, Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church authorized use of their parking lots to collect food.

Thanks to the entire community for joining our team. Last, but not least, all the postal patrons who donated food to be collected on May 12.

Allen Lauer, Sr.

2018 food drive coordinator

Fort Wayne

Embassy anniversary stirred warm memories

I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to Sweetwater and Chuck Surack for sponsoring the wonderful program in honor of the 90th anniversary of the beautiful Embassy Theatre. It was a very entertaining program showcasing some of Fort Wayne's wonderful talent.

When I was a little girl, a friend took me to see a movie at the then-called Emboyd; it had air conditioning, which no place else had. I did not want to leave and was just mesmerized by the beauty and have been a fan ever since.

It is sheer joy to attend our Philharmonic concerts, the beautiful Page organ concerts and many other wonderful programs in this beautiful setting.

We are so fortunate that this lovely building was saved for so many generations to enjoy.

I also appreciate Sweetwater sponsoring other arts programs. We are so fortunate to have them and thank God for their generosity in helping so many groups.

We look forward hopefully to attending many more.


Fort Wayne