Regarding Mark Rhinehart's Dec. 28 "Bah-Humbug" letter, I felt the need to respond.

The Christmas parades are for the enjoyment of children and the young at heart.

We have the Fourth of July parades as well. I am astounded at Mark's appreciation for "the separation of church and state" seen in the Communist's Manifesto and his bias against Christianity, but God bless him anyway.

Suzanne Ross, Mount Jackson