Letter to the editor
To the editor:
It’s unfortunate that folks like Dorothy Martin (July 8 Baldwin City Signal) fire off letters to the editor before getting all of the facts. She obviously didn’t bother to research what she was talking about.
First of all, Steve Friend has done a great job as the recreation commission director for the City of Baldwin City. Steve has turned all of the programs under his direction around and on a profitable or at least break-even status.
He was instrumental in getting the new ball fields at the intermediate center built. The facility is absolutely world class and will bring in a wealth of income thanks to organizations wanting to schedule tournaments throughout the ball season.
Steve is a great human being and it’s unfortunate that folks like Dorothy don’t take the time to at least look into the “why” behind not having fireworks this year. Steve, like most of us, also has a private life, and sometimes things happen in our private life that impact our work as well. I don’t know how many activities in Baldwin City that Dorothy attends, but if she takes the time to look around, at almost all of them she will see that Steve is in attendance in some sort of “work” capacity. Steve doesn’t know what a 40-hour work week is. In my dealings with him I would estimate his at more like 60 or 70.
Dorothy must be a very minuscule human being to let something as insignificant as one year’s fireworks to become a tirade to suggest Steve moving to another city. If that ever happened, it would be a tremendous loss to Baldwin City and a huge gain to wherever he went.
I’d suggest she go to the recreation center and get involved in one of the many programs available to folks of Baldwin City.
By the way, on my walk Sunday as I went past the BCRC building, I happened to notice that Steve was working. Hmmmm, I wonder if Dorothy works on Sundays?