Winchester needs a skate park, not a swimming pool
To the Sun:
Let me reintroduce myself. My name is Deric Lostutter. Some know me as the Nightshade Records artist shadow who hosts the skate competitions at the Beer Cheese Festival. I have connected with hundreds of local children and their families, working with them and Win City Inc.
Nothing has been done since four to five years ago, when the first petition was passed around for a skate park in town instead of on the county outskirts. Money has been raised and presented. Even my close friends who opened Strangers Skate Shop on Main Street presented a petition to the mayor himself along with a formal letter requesting a free skate park in town for the youth. The petition held a little over 1,000 signatures.
We instead invested money in a third swimming facility. So tell me why we invest money in duplicating what we already have around town instead of growing like the towns that surround us.