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Opinion

July 19, 2013

Walking the line between safety and risk

(Continued)

We don’t think the LaPorte incident should be ignored by fairgoers, but we also don’t think it should keep people away from the fair or other large events in our local communities. We are confident that plenty of security is in place at the fair and the officers in charge and on patrol know their duties well. This commitment to duty and protection allows our local fairgoers to continue to enjoy this annual spectacle of sights, sounds and taste.

We often take the service of these members of our community for granted, but we shouldn’t. Many are volunteering their time to keep fairgoers safe and that commitment deserves recognition. So please give a quick “thanks” to officers and security personnel during this year’s fair. They deserve all the thanks we can give them.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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