To the Editor:
My name is Deb Rust and I was born and raised in Nicholville. I attended local schools and participated in band and chorus throughout my school years. I left the area in 1975, to return in 1991 with my two daughters to seek small town schools and the comfort of a small town.
As a parent I was an active member of the Shared Decision Making Committee at Parishville-Hopkinton School and after Prom Party Committee. I have been an active member of the Hopkinton Summer Fest Committee, as well as a volunteer at many church and community events throughout the many years that I have lived in the town of Hopkinton.
As a taxpayer and a candidate for councilman for the town of Hopkinton, I am concerned about the lack of attendance of past and present board members to special and regular board meetings. Lack of attendance sends a message that taxpayer concerns are unimportant to the board. I would like to state that I intend to attend scheduled Special and Regular Board Meetings.
I would like to continue in the pursuit of a grant for the James A. Tharrett Memorial Park in Fort Jackson. It was a dream of my grandfather (James A. Tharrett Sr.) and my late husband, Marvin Rust, to have a small campground for tents and camping trailers along the St. Regis River. It could generate an interest for fishing, kayaking and white water rafting in the area. It is now a picnic area, but it has great potential and could be a means to raise funds for the town of Hopkinton.
Please enter my name – Deb Rust - as a write in for the town councilman – four year term Tuesday, Nov. 5.