I want to commend those of you who spoke so clearly in your support for a skatepark for our local skaters. Slowly but surely, we are gaining more and more support from people who understand and have seen what these kids have to go through.
It's not over yet. Your voice or support is needed more than ever! We need to make this park a reality for them so that the dangers for them and others are limited. Pause a moment and think about the times when you were a kid and always being told, "No", "won't happen", " never!" , or "you're just a kid", didn't that hurt? Are we teaching them that being a kid is "unimportant" and they are useless to society? Or that "inclusiveness" doesn't exist around here? Remember, these kids are your future teachers, artists, doctors, lawyers, firefighters, etc.
Gee, one might wonder if they'll ever come back to this town? We need to show them we care. Please show your support by writing the editor. Better yet, the mayor.