What is the state of our besieged family values when we cannot even properly fund an Easter egg hunt in this town?
From The Courier-Journal (WARNING: If you are 7 years-old/Glenn Beck, stop reading this now):
For more than two decades, children have searched for Easter eggs at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, but not this year.
The annual “Eggstravaganza” has been canceled due to a lack of funding. It joins two other events — the annual Fourth of July fireworks display and the Halloween “Harvest of Horrors” — that were canceled last year after park officials couldn’t find sponsors.
“We may start to shy away from more traditional holiday events and get back to the focus of the park with more environmental education and recreational events,” Head said. “It’s hard to justify the amount of money spent on one event versus the physical maintenance of the park to keep it up for our daily visitors.”
“Traditional” holiday events? What, just because a tradition is expensive, little observed and otherwise useless we must throw it away for some hippie secular version, involving sustainable, healthy acitivity and a respect for nature, instead? This not the America I knew and loved.