To anyone who is reading this: I miss your faces! I am Ani Lenart, the one whom a lot of you folks associate with the Cedaredge Skate Park.
I've been in Illinois for five years helping to care for my aging parents. They both passed in the last six months leaving us sad but grateful we were here for them.
Since leaving Cedar-edge, our friends Lyn and Ginny Moseley have kept us up with the local news. We recently received a copy of Marilyn Pipkins' letter regarding the appalling incident at "our" skate park! And it is not the first report of this nature we have received.
These 8- and 9-year-olds were too young when we were working on that project. They do not remember how difficult it was just to get the park approved by the town much less get it built. MANY hands and hearts of all sizes had a part in its success.
How could kids do such hideous acts to our parks? Shame on all of you! And where were your parents? All this with no reprimanding of the boys or parents? What has happened to "For every act, there is a consequence"?
In my opinion, had I been judge when this occurred, those boys and their parents would be cleaning the park or some other community service for at least a month. Also, letters of apology would have been written to this newspaper for all to read.
They may be minors, legally, but this act is NOT minor!
Please think before you act!
I am so proud of what so few folks acomplished for our kids of Cedaredge and Delta County. Parents, be proud with us! Kids, too!