Voice of the People
The article in the Tribune, about the Chesterton Park Board’s comments
regarding plans for a 4th of July Festival, left me furious. Mr. Emanuele’s
comments that the festival is better off at Sunset Hill is his opinion and
not the opinion of this town. Chesterton 4th of July fireworks in Valpo -
what a summer time treat.
Let’s see - we’ve lost Diana of the Dunes Festival, Wizard of Oz Festival and
now 4th of July Festival. We’ve lost the downtown tennis courts and
basketball courts, but we are sure keeping those 165 soccer players happy.
Our Chamber of Commerce is desperately trying to find ways to attract
visitors to our town and the Park Board is desperately trying to keep us
Pet parades, turtle races, baby contests and fireworks have been part of
Chesterton’s July 4th celebrations for over 25 years. The Duneland committee
is trying to keep these traditions alive and you refuse to work with them -
wake up Park Board and listen to the voices - we want a festival in this town
and not a bus ride away!