Today in 1993: In a letter to Santa, Amy Hagadorn of Fort Wayne, Indiana, asks for a school day without the teasing she endures because of her cerebral palsy.
WJLT-FM radio will broadcast Amy’s letter as part of a contest: “Kids laugh at me because of the way I walk and run and talk,” she writes. “I just want one day where no one laughs at me or makes fun of me”.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
There is a weekly picket and leafleting in front of Fresh Market grocery store at University Avenue and Lakes Street tonight from 5 to 6pm, to ask the store owner to join the national Palermo pizza boycott. For more information contact the Fresh Market Palermo Picket Group at 442-8399.
Wisconsin Books to Prisoners is a non-profit organization sponsored by Rainbow Bookstore that sends books to prisoners in Wisconsin and other states. They accept donations. Stop by the bookstore at 426 West Gilman Street or call 257-6050 for details.
Dane County Friends of Ferals volunteers are dedicated to bettering the future of feral cats. Their mission is to establish a no-kill standard and promote the value and well-being of Dane County area feral cats. Call 467-4067 for details.
Madison’s Yard Waste sites have started their winter hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3pm only. The self-service drop off sites at 1501 West Badger Road and 4602 Sycamore Avenue accept a wide variety of materials including brush, electronics, holiday lights, recyclables, and mixed rigid plastics. More info at cityofmadion.com/streets.