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Your Say (May 16-22, 2019)

Asbury Mardi Gras Raises Funds for Calvert Hospice
       Asbury Solomons’ 16th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser on March 2 raised $5,770 to support Calvert Hospice. More than 68 Asbury residents attended along with their guests, according to Pat and Barbara O’Neal, the event’s organizers for the last six years. The Chesapeake Swing Band entertained everyone through the evening, creating a festive atmosphere. The Asbury Dining Department provided a mixture of New Orleans-inspired and traditional hors d’oeuvres as well as a cash bar. Guests enjoyed a 50/50 raffle and the crowning of the 2019 Mardi Gras King, Jim Hardin, and Queen, Pam Hawkins.
       The O’Neals and other organizers appreciate the help the administration at Asbury provides each year to put this fundraiser together.
       Calvert Hospice would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who made this event possible.
–Amanda Peterson, for Calvert Hospice
Mom and Me
      Your May 9 Mother’s Day is a wonderful issue. I know my mom will enjoy seeing it when she comes up to visit next week.
–Saytam, Lothian
Not Recycling What’s Your Recycling IQ?
       I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you I loved your What’s Your Recycling IQ? article in the April 18 issue ( I’m moving to Anne Arundel County for the first time in June, and that piece was incredibly helpful. I saved a copy of it on my boyfriend’s kitchen table, so I’ll be able to refer to it for the rest of the year. Thank you so much for pulling all of that info together. It’s a wonderful resource.
–Kristen Minogue, Greenbelt
Who Wants to Eat a “Snakehead”?
      We need to name the snakehead fish something else. We cannot make a fish with this name a menu item in restaurants. I asked the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to consider a contest to rename the fish, but I never saw any followup. On the Eastern Shore, the restaurants have muskrat on the menu as swamp rabbit. That works. We will never make snakeheads a commercial species with its present name. Let’s change it.
–Paul Slunt, Severna Park