Opinion: Mayor’s ball helps three local groups

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This is noteworthy: John Distlear’s annual Mayor’s Charity Ball is set for July 25 in an effort to benefit the Noblesville Firefighters’ Christmas Food and Toy Drive, the Noblesville Youth Assistance Program and Friends of Central Pool. Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville will provide the setting for the event, whose theme is, appropriately, A Garden Party. In a fresh twist, planners have decided casual summer evening attire is appropriate. Cost is $125 with cocktails and dining paired with silent and live auction. For more information or to reserve seats and help the organizations, contact Amy Ely at 770-2003 or visit www.NoblesvilleMayorsBall.com.

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Don’t miss the opening of the annual Noblesville Summer Concert Series on May 29. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, although concessions will be for sale. This season’s concerts will be divided between Dillon and Forest parks. For more information, call 776-6350.

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In recent weeks, we’ve been taken to task for our “Republican views.” Here’s a concise summary of our responses: WRONG! People are quick to confuse conservatives, which we are, with Republicans, which we’re not. Well, we are, sort of, because the antiquated primary election laws force you and us to declare a party of choice. So, we hold our noses tighter than a C-clamp could and reluctantly select R. That has to change. We sincerely doubt there will be revision of the law anytime soon, but that’s beside the point. We’re for what seemingly most of the rest of the nation is against: less spending, smaller government, priority on justice and defense and zero self-interest at any level of government. We may be classified as dreamers, but that’s who we are, and that’s what some of our editorial comments in this space stand for. We firmly believe the two-party system to be not any longer what our founding fathers brought us. It’s drenched in everything we just told you we’re against.

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