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City’s firework displays are wonderful, inclusive community events

Editor:

Re: “Ban Halloween fireworks, resident urges council,” July 18.

I have been a resident of Richmond for more than 50 years, almost as long as Mr. Wrigglesworth. I currently reside directly across from McLean Park which is where the City of Richmond hosts one of their annual Halloween fireworks displays. Living in such close proximity to the park I feel that the impact of these displays is perhaps greater on my household than it is on many residents of Richmond.

I strongly urge city council to ignore the complaints of Mr. Wrigglesworth and not scrap Halloween fireworks displays. These shows are wonderful, inclusive community events that are enjoyed and appreciated by most residents.

To those opposed I offer this: keep your pets indoors, buy some earplugs, draw the curtains, and try to think of something more constructive to do. What’s next? Are you going to start a petition to ban Santa Claus from local shopping malls? Honestly!

Kathleen Lawrence

Richmond

 

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