Letters to the Editor

Support of Friendly Forest appreciated

Dear Clarkston News,
On behalf of Independence Township Parks, Recreation, and Seniors and our event partner the Clarkston Area Optimist Club, I would like to thank you for your support of the 2017 Friendly Forest.
The event was a huge success, with over 1,070 kids walking through the trail! After the children collected candy from the array of costumed characters, they enjoyed a hay maze, photo stations, wagon rides, train ride, and juice and donuts.
Families had the opportunity to have a meal from the Hero Vs. Villain food truck. Even with so much to offer at this event, we were still able to charge an affordable ticket price that hasn’t increased.
This was made possible, in large part, by your sponsorship. Again, thank you for your support and we greatly appreciate your devotion to our programs and this community. Sincerely,
Amy Laboisonniere
Friendly Forest event lead

A call to slow down on Sashabaw Road

Dear Editor,
I travel on Sashabaw Road every day between Waldon and Maybee roads because of my job. Why on earth is the speed limit 50 mph with Pine Knob Elementary located on the street, a hospital, and various businesses?
There is an accident almost every day! Also, even though the speed limit is 50, people speed and do 55 and 60, sometimes higher.
I travel on Ormond Road as well, where we have a 50 mph speed limit.
Something needs to be done? What can be done to change this “death trap” road? Please pass the word to our city managers.
Thank you,
Jennie Coughlin
Independence Township
P.S. I am aware of the 35 mph school speed limit that no one ever observes.