Nice 4th show, but please clean up

This was my first 4th of July living in downtown Arlington. And what a spectacular show I witnessed from my neighbor’s deck. It equaled any fireworks display I’ve seen in my 70-some years.

The next day I drove by the nearby elementary school parking lot and could readily see that the show had been launched from there. On my way back home I noticed no effort had been made to clean up the mess.

I decided I could give back one hour of my time to sweep up that parking lot in return for the enjoyment the display had given me.

I could see that this, no doubt, had been a family venture. I felt disappointed about the loss of opportunity these folks had to demonstrate the responsibility of cleaning up after oneself to their children, especially in a public place.

I had to leave a pile of trash in the middle of the lot that would not fit into my full bucket. As of July 7, the pile was still there.

I have two wishes for next year’s July 4. One is for these same neighbors to please put on another spectacular show. But also to please clean up your spectacle left behind.

I’ve done my good deed, and now it’s your turn.

Judy Donoghue, Arlington

More in Letters to the Editor

New Lakewood supe says door is always open

Vote for Tolbert The mayoral election that’s just around the corner is… Continue reading

Nice 4th show, but please clean up

This was my first 4th of July living in downtown Arlington. And… Continue reading

Thanks for participating in putting fire levy on ballot

North County Fire/EMS wants to say thank you. Our Fire Authority recently… Continue reading

Thank to Marysville for another successful Strawberry Festival

The Marysville Strawberry Festival Board of Directors would like to thank you… Continue reading

Community support appeciated

Dear Editor, North County Fire & EMS provides fire suppression and emergency… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Opioid bill flawed, as is request for more money for schools

Schools already get lots of funding

Marysville School District is spending $15,700 per student, yet the union wants… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Socialism worked in Netherlands Steve Powell - what kind of a reporter/journalist… Continue reading

Children’s lives end every Wednesday

A voice for the unborn We are pro-life. We stand peacefully praying… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Thank you to Mr. Powell for exposing the confusing evolution about gender… Continue reading

Here’s another vote for the Arlington school bond

Arlington School District has a bond proposal on the ballot Feb. 12.… Continue reading

More support for Arlington school bonds

Vote for schools We want to voice our support for the Arlington… Continue reading