Letters to the Editor
Robin Hood Festival to make decision on this year's event
The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Association's main concern is the health and welfare or our community. We are hopeful that the COVID-19 virus pandemic situation will be resolved with the distribution of the vaccine and that we will be able to hold our annual Robin Hood Festival the third weekend of July 2021.
The Robin Hood Festival Association is actively pursuing and planning for a safe Robin Hood Festival that will allow our community to come together for some fun. We will be monitoring all state guidelines to be able to provide the festival as planned. We will make our decision on May 15, based on the state guidelines and directions at the time. If we cannot have the festival in July, we will continue to plan for the festival to be held the last week of September on Sept. 24 and 25.
The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Association will post on our website and social media on May 15, of our decision which week we will be having our festival. All sponsors, vendors, and contracted parties will be notified on May 15, if we will be pushing our festival to Sept. 24 and 25.
We would like to thank the city of Sherwood, all our sponsors, vendors, and the people of Sherwood for your support. We are looking forward to the 2021 Sherwood Robin Hood Festival. In the meantime, please stay safe, healthy and maintain your social distancing for the safety of others.
Ron Groeger Jr.
Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Association president
Why not a day for just getting candy?
Hi, my name is Cameron Franzen. I'm 12 years old. I want to invent a holiday in Sherwood Oregon, "Give Sherwood Candy." I thought it would fun and make people happy. It's when people dress up as their favorite hero and collect candy that is handed out in front of houses and businesses. Maybe tables could be set up. My brother and I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and we can't go up to many doors because of the stairs. I drive a wheelchair and my brother drives a scooter. Thank you for your consideration.
It's time to tax those who cause unemployment
Taxes should be born by those who create unemployment. That goes directly to for-profit corporations. These are the companies that can afford the latest labor-saving technologies and practices to reduce labor. Every labor eliminated equals more profit to their pockets, while the worker gets nothing in return. This equals unemployment. There should be a tax that compensates for the jobs eliminated by these practices.Centralized planning eliminates managers by utilizing their skills on larger quantities utilizing fewer managers per volume of merchandise compared to the number of managers required by the small businesses it replaces. This eliminates jobs and produces unemployment.Purchasing or manufacturing offshore allows a company to acquire products from countries that have such low wages protections. This allows them to buy and ship to the U.S. and still under price products produced inside the borders of the U.S. That eliminates jobs, thus producing unemployment.Self-checkout stations eliminate jobs locally, producing unemployment.Mail-order business eliminates jobs by eliminating jobs at brick-and-mortar stores, thus producing unemployment.Workers, the very source of wealth creation, when participating with the above practices are throwing their comrades under the bus to enhance their own lives.
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