Letters to the Editor

Arlington Festival

First, let me thank the city of Arlington for punting during this years Festival. Having the street torn up made things quite a challenge, but overall I think you did a wonderful job. I will miss the Street Fair, but am sure that next years will more than make up for the lack of one this year. I do, however, have a question and a comment regarding this years festivities. My question is, why didnt we ask the local cannon-owners back for the opening Duck Dash shot and instead decided on the Seafair Pirates? While they may have attracted a lot of children, they were also quite lewd in many instances and demanded a bit of attention (not always of the good kind). My comment is, there was a definite decrease in the number of people at Haller Park for the Duck Dash this year, which was sad. I wonder if its because there were a very limited number of places to sit or stand where you could see the water. It would havebeen nice if the city had been a bit more proactive, knowing that more than a thousand people may want to watch the ducks, and either cut or at least topped all the trees that have grown so tall by the river. I believe that would have made the park much more people-friendly and more would have come to the party. On a positive note, the fireworks show was fabulous. Thank you for providing a place where everyone can be safe and enjoy a wonderful show. See you all at the Fly-In.
Vikki Paxton
Arlington

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