The True Citizen
P.O.Box 948
Waynesboro, GA
(706) 554-2111
Letters to Editor


I choose to live in a small town because life is simpler. You don’t have to dress up to go out to eat; it doesn’t matter what kind of vehicle you drive; you can put wind chimes all over your yard without someone from a neighborhood association telling you they violate some mindless code. And you don’t spend three hours driving in traffic to watch fireworks from a crowded mall parking lot.

Fireworks are part of our history. John Adams was more accurate than he could have known when he predicted that the signing of the Declaration of Independence would be celebrated with “bonfires and illuminations from this time forward forevermore.” For those of us who have been around for awhile, Independence Day fireworks create an overwhelming feeling of patriotism.

I have family that come every year from much larger towns to relax here in Waynesboro for July 4th, and the highlight of the holiday is the Jaycee fireworks display. I am amazed at what a great display that the Jaycees can put on for only $7,000 given that some towns spend over a million on fireworks. So I am pleased to be able to contribute to the celebration by helping to pay for the fireworks. I hope you feel the same way.

Susan Kinney

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