by Danyel Pitner
January 31, 2005
Robert was right again when he indicated that a child/teenager gets bored here. There is really not a lot for them to do. This is not a recent problem, it was the same when I was a teenager here twenty years ago. I would think that someone could have come up with some suggestions as to activities for our kids by now! Everyone seems so focused on "Tourism" that those of us who have chosen to raise our families here are getting left by the wayside.
I love Ketchikan... that is why I returned here for my daughter to finish high school. It is small and quaint, and truly a lovely town. There are far more positive features about Ketchikan than there are negative; however, I would like to see more focus put on our kids. If someone comes up with a solution, I am more than willing to put in my own time and effort to see to it that my daughter has something "clean and fun" to do.
Okay... I am off my soapbox now!
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