LET'S TAKE BACK OUR TOWN
By Janice Williams
June 29, 2006
My family and I decided that we can not enjoy the 4th of July
downtown in the hussle and bussle of people joined together like
sardines in a can. We can no longer enjoy our very own local
celebrations. It's impossible with all the tourist that seem
to cover every inch of our little town.
I can remember the days that
our town was "OUR" town. Family wise... just locals...
and nothing but fun, fun, fun, on the 4TH of July or any holiday.
Now we can't even get a hot dog less you wait for an hour and
So with much regret we are
missing this celebration to the people that it was given to....
the tourist!! Would it not be nice to have the 4th of July only
for the town....... just one day! Ban the cruise ships on the
4th of July and give us back our town so we can enjoy the celebration
of our country.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Janice Williams writes: "I am a local Ketchikan gal.
I lived here all of my life....even though I have had my vacations
away for periods of time...this is my home. I am Tsimpshian-Tlinget
born in Metlakatla, Alaska. I'm a Eagle-Wolf dancer for a local
group and very proud of that. Also an Artist... which is my favorite
thing to do."
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