To the Editor:

Carol Gaultney: Kudos to you for your great letter to the editor on Aug. 7 regarding the efforts to #lightupthefield at Dunwoody High School. 

We know so many bright young people that have attended, are attending or will attend the high school and anything we can do to help their high school experience, we are happy to do, including a financial contribution.  Simply put, if our community’s high school is better, through expanded extracurricular offerings, we produce better young leaders and ultimately our community is better.  Thank you for your leadership in this effort. 

Sean and Christine Taylor 

To the Editor:

First of all, I would like to compliment Carol’s Gaultney’s piece in last week’s Crier regarding the DHS fields needs and I understand there was an upsurge in donations to the GoFundMe (Dunwoody High Athletic Lighting) account as a result.

Please allow me to clarify the current problem and what can be done to help solve it.

Dunwoody High School is now classified as 6A (number of students) and it is unrealistic to expect the Wildcats sports teams to be competitive in the region because of inadequate (or lack thereof) sports facilities.

I could waste some print here by lamenting about the inadequacies of the DeKalb County School District or how Dunwoody would benefit from having its on school system.

But that is not the problem we are trying to solve in the present day.

What we need immediately, is for Dunwoody High School’s sports teams to have the facility to practice “under the lights,” when needed — Just like all of the other 6A schools in the region.

So, how can you help?

If you have $10, $20, $50 or $100 to spare, please lob it over to (Dunwoody High Athletic Lighting).

Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

Go Wildcats!

Eric Oliver

To the Editor:

Thank you to the 25th annual Butterfly Festival sponsor, Cox Conserves, and the more than 200 volunteers whose never ending smiles and patience helped make this year’s Butterfly Festival at the Dunwoody Nature Center such a special day in our community. An incredible 4,000 plus visitors came out to enjoy games, crafts, educational discovery stations and live entertainment as they made their way through three butterfly tents each filled with hundreds of live butterflies. On behalf of the staff and board of directors, a huge thanks to our community for your continued support and a very special thanks to Henning, Dowdy & Jones for helping us set up and the Dunwoody High School football team for helping break down; and the All Saints Knights of Columbus, the Dunwoody Police Department, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Northside Hospital, the National Charity League, and our board of directors for their unwavering dedication to ensuring the festival’s success. We hope to see you all in the park this fall for more incredible events and for the official opening of our North Woods Pavilion on August 29th. Also, a hearty “Congratulations!” to the gentleman from Chicago who flew in to propose to his girlfriend in one of the butterfly tents (She said yes!).

Alan Mothner

Executive Director

Dunwoody Nature Center

To the Editor:

I was please to find, and thoroughly enjoyed viewing,  an on-line  video created by the officers and staff of the Dunwoody Police Department. I believe that readers of The Crier will also enjoy watching the video. Visit and you will be able to see the video. 

The video is very well done and is a credit to the people that serve in  our police department. It shows their tremendous artistic talent, and the pride that they take in being a part of our community.

Rick Otness

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