Summit Daily letters: Keep Frisco’s fireworks tradition alive
Keep Frisco’s fireworks tradition alive
My name is Tirzah Ryan, I am 10 years old and I was born and raised in my beautiful town of Frisco. One of my favorite things about Frisco is going to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, so I am greatly upset about the cancellation of them.
Lasy year, I had a school assignment to write about my favorite tradition. This is what I wrote: “One of my favorite family traditions is going to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July. The evening begins with loading the hot chocolate, hot tea and blankets into the bike trailer. Then, off we go on our bikes! When we get close, we have to walk our bikes so the we can get to Lake Dillon without running anyone over. Finally, we get there, and we start looking for a good spot to catch the fireworks. While we wait for the fireworks to start, I can smell the funnel cakes and BBQ. I see so many friends, and they all want me to sit with them! Should I sit with Ansley? Or should I sit with Andrea? On look, there’s Bella! Where’s Lily? I know! I’ll sit with Ansley. Once the fireworks begin, I hear the big booms, and see the colorful flashes of light! That is my favorite tradition!”
I think that you are destroying part of the Fourth of July tradition. Our country started displaying fireworks on the Fourth of July, 1777, one year after they signed the Declaration of Independence. I think that we should keep the tradition of the fireworks! We don’t need to follow other towns’ examples. Even if hundreds of people come, each and every one will remember when they saw Frisco’s fireworks! Please reconsider your decision to remove fireworks from our town’s tradition! Please think of all the Frisco families who have always loved the amazing Frisco fireworks over Lake Dillon.
Knopf’s rhetoric hurts the discourse
The political divisiveness in this country is extremely detrimental to the well being and future for our children. If Susan Knopf believes her characterization of her local neighbors as “fearful, xenophobic, Fox-informed Trump sycophants” is beneficial to building a better world she is tragically flawed in her commitment to contributing to society and loving our country. Her economic points of discussion are well founded but her emotional constraint is clearly in need of counseling. It is this type of rhetoric against your neighbors that makes the world worse and detracts from Knopf’s valid economic points of discussion.
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