How about a deal? We residents of Wenatchee will clear our sidewalks within 24 hours (neighborly) and the city will clear our side streets within 24 hours (safety)! Thank you.
So we know where
In response to Timothy Finnigan’s letter to The Safety Valve (“It’s about respect”, Dec. 20), I have read the article (“Relay at center of rumble over noise,” Dec. 12) and I understand he was the one at the council meeting fighting for the Relay for Life to relocate somewhere else because of the bright lights and the noise supposedly produced from this event.
I applaud Ms. Auvil for standing up at the recently held City Council meeting. There are probably people from far and wide who come to the event and know where it’s location is every year. Finnigan may have some sense in suggesting the Chelan County Fairgrounds, but here are a couple suggestions for you, Mr. Finnigan — window blinds and earplugs or go find a hotel room for the night so Relay for Life can raise the money they need to find a cure for cancer.
I don’t believe Relay for Life is there to disturb the elderly and disabled, as you state. Relay for Life’s work is respectful and compassionate for those of us who have lived through cancer, chemotherapy and radiation. I’ve been in remission for over 17 years now and am proud that the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life was there for me.
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