VALDOSTA — When the Georgia Bridgemen went to Chicago last year, it cost $1,200 and 300-plus students participated. When they went to Pasadena in 2006, they took 300-plus students at a cost of $1,600. Now they’re going to Hawaii for $2,000 and have 300-plus signed up to go! For the record, the band has never taken a trip where all the students have participated. So why not applaud the staff and administration for continuing to provide the students with experiences they would never receive if it wasn’t for the Georgia Bridgemen.
When someone calls 911, there is an emergency at their house. It is not the time to come be nosy and get in the way. Call them later!
No one said you had to do all the fundraising. Do you not have a child in the band? If he or she is 16, why can’t he get a job and that money go towards it? If he wants to go bad enough, he’ll park the car more and spend less on gas, go to the movies or shopping less. Put birthday, Christmas, spending money towards the trip instead. There are ways; people just want to make things difficult and complain about something.
Build a new dollar theater? Sure, if you can get a 100-year loan because that is how long it would take to pay for it. Stick with video on demand, Netflix, or Red Box.
The Williams Street project was not about beautification at all. It had one purpose only: preventing curbside parking.
Who thought it to be wise to start construction on River Street while it is a detour road for the Highway 84 overpass being built?
A dollar theater is a private business just like restaurants. Why is it that people think these businesses just pop up like magic? If you want a dollar theater, shell out the half-million to build it and get a return on your investment, one dollar at a time. Maybe by the time you are 150 years old, you will break even!