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Fireworks changes are needed

July 8, 2012
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

We missed the Weirton fireworks that were highly anticipated. Parking was the problem. I asked a police officer if one particular space was allowed, and he refused to answer. He just glared at me. The steel mill had a perfect area to park cars, and a security officer was swearing and moved everyone even though the area was not cordoned off or marked in any manner.

This is definitely not the city of brotherly love. A couple of school buses could be used with a slight monetary fee per rider. Wal-Mart or Kmart might provide the area for parking. The retailer could maybe sell cold drinks next to the pick-up site or, even better, give everyone who boards the bus a $1 voucher that can only be used in their store. No one can go in either store and only spend $1 - it is a win-win scenario. Then, more citizens could enjoy the holiday together and possibly meet their neighbor.

Chris Pierce


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