Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MASSV is good for valley, youths


Glitter, body paint, flame-throwers, laser light show and hoards of young people from near and far. Ketchum, Idaho, was the place to be July 13 and 14.

Being a 20-year-old local, I can proudly say I love my home. A beautiful place, yes, but a place for young people to have a good time? Not so much. That is why I feel it is essential to keep bringing events like MASSV to town.

Over the years I have observed that once teens have graduated they pack their bags and leave ASAP. As kids in elementary school, we have great programs such as Atkinson Park recreation that keep our minds and bodies active. By middle-school age, activities diminish drastically. Eventually in high school, teens find themselves bored out of their minds with very little to do.

I am not denying the fact that we have a great sports program but people need to realize that is really only a select population of teens that it caters too. By bringing big names like Brother Ali, Ghostland Observatory and Gift of Gab to perform brings so much excitement, as well as money considering for two days the tickets cost $60 and for one day $45. Also considering the crowd that still attended through the rain, as well as delays such as Brother Ali, who was supposed to play at 7 p.m. and only played at 12 a.m., shows how eager the young are for entertainment.

Anyone who attended MASSV was sure to feel the mass of energy and excitement in the air. At the end of the day I hope that the people of our valley see why we need events like this to keep the youth occupied.

So thank you to each and every person who made MASSV happen because I had a great time.

Kelly Willows-Munro

Sun Valley




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