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My family and I feel blessed to be here in Meeker, Colo. This little town has so many things that a family would want to be a part of. But…
I have a very important question that me and family/friends have tried to answer, and maybe someone can help us.
Why is Meeker so afraid of letting its hair down and having a little fun?
My family, our girls especially, have been putting their heart and soul into the events of Range Call so Meeker can be proud of this event. We have many family members coming from out of state just to be a part of it.
There have been many hours put into this on their own time, including painting and assembling pallets to make signs. Within 24 hours of it being in the ground, it was torn down because it was an inconvenience for someone.
This event could bring in a lot of money to the town of Meeker, which at this moment in time, is needed. I do not understand why we are not embracing this and have fun!
In the past year or so, businesses have left the downtown area for many reasons I suppose, but on a personal level, my family’s store (Kacey’s Kloset) just couldn’t make a go of it.
We need to bring people to Meeker to see how amazing it is and if that means some fun events, then we should be encouraging safe fun. We need to bring in new people and entice them to stay.
Music and gatherings can be a great way to engage with people and we are thankful we have friends that make this possible. Let’s let them run their businesses successfully and free of discouragement.
When we moved here, we wondered why the weekends were so quiet; well that has been answered for me many times over.
There is not enough to do, so we leave to neighboring towns and find things to do. With that we are also bringing our money to other towns as well.
This is something I am sure has been talked about before, so why is it still happening?
Let’s keep this conversation going until we can find a solution or Meeker will be just another ghost town.
Cindy S. Nelson