To the Editor:
Congratulations to Pierz for winning WCCO’s “Best Gym in Minnesota” award. We were recently there to watch our grandchildren play basketball and were very impressed with their beautiful athletic center. Unfortunately, Little Falls cannot host these tournaments because we don’t have enough basketball courts.
Last week, we traveled to Foley to watch another grandchild compete in their fieldhouse, which includes a track, several basketball courts and a walking path. Again, Little Falls won’t have any home track meets for the second year in a row because our track is unsafe.
The two schools mentioned have fewer students than Little Falls. However, they and others are examples in our area and/or conference who realized the importance of upgrading their athletic facilities in order to be safe, current and competitive. Now is the time for us to “catch up” and show that we also value our community, our school and all our students.
Please vote “Yes” for questions 1 and 2, on May 10.
— Joan and Denny Bellig, Little Falls