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Bootfest is positive event for everyone

Nov. 6, 2013 at 5:06 a.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

In the "for whatever it's worth" department, Bootfest is a good thing. Many things simply cannot and must not be measured merely by their cash flow. Bootfest offers an opportunity for our community to come together in a fun, safe and open forum. There is something for everyone: children, youth and adults.

The atmosphere of Bootfest is lighthearted and friendly. Everyone can experience the hospitality of South Texas and Victoria in a way that can, in my opinion, only benefit our community. The downtown area of Victoria is the perfect setting for Bootfest, as our city has renovated downtown quite well.

In the midst of our deliberating, we dare not forget the music. Music is an essential part of any culture and needs public expression. Music is an experience a whole host of folks can gather around in spite of other differences.

I would hope that the "powers that be" will not look just at the bottom material line on Bootfest but will seriously consider the intrinsic value it carries for our community. Let's keep Bootfest going.

Carl E. Westbrook, Victoria

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