Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Why did church close parking lot?


    My mother did not attend the Wagon Days Parade for the first time in 20 years because the Sun Valley Catholic Church felt the need to close off its parking lot.
    My mother cannot walk for any distance anymore and last year she was happy to pay the $5 fee you charged to be able to park close, and she assumed the money was going to help your parishioners in some way. Even though she arrived early to be assured the lot would not be full, it was already too late to find a parking space that would not require too much walking and I was not with her at that moment to be able to drop her off and park her car for her. I was going to join her later. She did drive around for a time looking for a space before she called me and by then she was too upset to deal with the situation.
    She and I could not think of a legitimate, non-selfish reason for the parking lot closure. I know your Sun Valley parishioners probably have all their needs taken care of, but I feel confident there are some mothers in the Hailey Catholic Church parish that will need new winter coats for their growing children—they could have benefited from the $500 you could have raised.
    Hopefully, one of the Sun Valley parishioners will be so happy they prevented some common heathens from using their parking lot that they will contribute $500 to their sister parish.
    Shame on you.
Chloe Taylor
Ketchum




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