By Sarah Corporon
March 19, 2007
I had the privilege of attending the Southeast Basketball tournament
last weekend in Sitka. I went as a Pep Band chaperone. The kids
all had a great time and everyone seemed to enjoy Sitka. Thank
you Sitka for hosting all our kids and providing us with a nice
town to visit.
One comment I would like to make regarding Sitka is that most
of the shops downtown are open year 'round. What a pleasure it
was to visit these shops. There may have been one "jewelry"
store that I saw that was shut down for the winter, but other
than that, most stores would and do appeal to both Alaskans and
visitors to Alaska alike.
It would be so nice to see our downtown be more like Sitka's,
but I have heard from several that "it's too late".
What a shame.
I have always enjoyed "downtown shopping" and would
rather do that than visit a mall any day.
I hope in the future Ketchikan can turn back the time and get
back some of that downtown shopping feeling that we can all enjoy.
Received March 16, 2007 - Published March 19, 2007
About: "Mom of 4, enjoying
chaperoning various trips."
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