I would like to thank the Garden City and Dodge City Civic Choral Unions and Symphonies for their beautiful rendition of Handel's "Messiah" on March 27. Special thanks to all the members of the chorus and the Garden City vocal soloists: Melissa Hower-Fulton, Jane Vanderhoff and Daryl Hamlett; as well as the symphony's trumpet soloist, Kevin Thompson.

I commend the individuals who took the time from busy schedules and family obligations to commit to travel and practices. Our community was blessed by this special production at this Easter season. To the conductor, Clay Wright, without whom any of this would have been possible, God bless and thank you for your efforts. Because of people like this the city of Garden City can be proud.

JEFF CRIST,

Garden City