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Letters to the editor – Wednesday — 3-22-17

No, no, no

Another sign at Dan Nicholas Park
Submitted photo

Another DNP sign

What message do signs send?

Is there anyone out there that is interested in banning tobacco at the RoCo parks? If so, say so.

Here is a list of some of the people I have dealt with over the past 12 years that are either not interested or just plain scared:

• Don Bringle and Bob Pendergrass, RoCo parks and Nature Center

• Greg Edds, RoCo Board of Commissioners

• Amy Smith and Carleen Crawford, RoCo Health Department

• Judy Klusman, Healthy Rowan

If the people I just called out can’t or won’t answer these three very simple questions, then who can?

Question No. 1: Why is the children’s health and safety a concern just in the playgrounds and not the entire park?

Question No. 2: Wouldn’t just one sign, “Welcome to our tobacco-free park,” be a lot better than all those different, ugly, confusing, polluting, stupid signs posted all around the park?

Question No. 3: What are you waiting on?

— Whitey Harwood

Rowan County

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