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Support a Pet Park in Emmetsburg

By Staff | Aug 14, 2020

To the Editor:

Despite repeated attempts by several local citizens to convince our city officials that there is widespread support for a dog park, our Parks Board members remain unconvinced.

These excerpts from the 7/13/18 minutes of the Parks Board meeting typify their response: “…Logan stated that there was a petition going around with quite a few signatures. Haywood said that none of the board members had seen the petition and told Logan that if that’s the case it needs to be brought to the city hall for further consideration.”

Unfortunately, the two young people who initiated this petition-drive became dissuaded, having more pressing concerns to attend to, and this worthwhile endeavor fell by the wayside.

Collecting signatures in this time of COVID-19 is impractical so if you would like to support this cause, to provide input, or to volunteer in anyway, please join our effort to make PetPALS (Parks and Living Spaces) a reality by emailing Bill Logan at will.f.logan@gmail.com.

As Charles Yu once said, “If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the person I am.”

Thanks for your support.

(signed) Bill Logan

Emmetsburg, IA