We are writing an open letter to Marshalltown citizens in support of the "Save Our Hospital" grassroots effort which is rapidly growing in our community. We strongly encourage your attendance at the MMSC Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the MHS Community Auditorium. We also encourage your active participation by becoming voting members of our community-owned hospital. You may request a membership application from MMSC at 3 South 4th Ave. by letter or a phone call to 641-754-5151. The annual membership cost is only $10 per voting member which the hospital advises is kept low to encourage greater community participation. In addition, all membership fees are used to provide indigent care at MMSC.