Letters: Grinchy about Strip-a-thon

I’m disappointed to see yet another negation of the CaddyShack’s Strip-a-thon.

Editor, The News:

Re: Charity strip show is ‘not healthy’ (Letters, Dec. 3).

I’m disappointed to see yet another negation of the CaddyShack’s Strip-a-thon.

It seems every few years someone will scold the connotation of the local strip bar on the opinion page instead of praising its efforts.

My mom has been the senior server at the CaddyShack for 20-plus years and I’ve grown up with the staff, including the dancers. If you knew these women, you would know they aren’t ‘exploiting’ themselves or being ‘sexually irresponsible.’

They are supporting their children and many of their families support them in what they do.

Most of all, they love to dance and are doing what they love for a great cause.

It isn’t just the dancers who are donating their wages and tips for charity that day, it’s the servers, managers and kitchen staff who also contribute to its success.

Can we focus on the joy this charitable day does instead of being a Grinch about it?

Kelsey Van Lissum

Maple Ridge

 

Great event

Editor, The News:

Re: Charity strip show is ‘not healthy’ (Letters, Dec. 3).If Marilee Hare doesn’t like the Strip-a-thon, maybe she shouldn’t worry about it so much.

The Strip-a-thon, in past years, has raised a lot of money for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. Those less fortunate have a Christmas because of this great event.

S. Kucheran

Abbotsford