Local, free events available as 'mini-vacations'


To the Editor:

Since it is vacation time, I’d like to give my opinion on two free mini-vacations local citizens can avail themselves of right here in our area.

The first is an exciting adventure with a living depiction of an authentic Roman soldier, full-scale armor, weapons and all. Finally, something for the young males of the family. This could be a fun way to learn ancient history without even trying.

Arriving in full regalia with a collection of related articles as well, this guy with a master’s degree in first through third century ancient history has got to be passionate about his subject and bound to be a hit with one and all. See him and meet him from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Havenwood Baptist Church, 501 Copper St., Hurley. The kids will be talking about it all summer long.

The second is more for the parents, grandparents and all taxpayers. In spite of the fact that school has been set aside for the summer, it is really time to review what has been going on in education to be prepared for the next season, leaving time to mull things over before final decisions must be enacted.

An excellent way to do this is to see the documentary on the history and current practices of education in America, being shown Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Range Community Bible Church, again free of charge. I urge everyone in the community to educate themselves concerning the system they are supporting with their hard-earned tax dollars. Whether you have children in the system or not, everyone will benefit from the information presented on many aspects of the public school system.

No need to travel halfway around the globe or across the United States. But you still have time for that if you want, and still time to read that summer novel you’ve been saving.

I encourage you to avail yourselves of these free offers.

Sally Porter



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