Letters to the Editor
Appreciation for wildlife photos
Kudos once again to The Splash for continuing to share outstanding wildlife photos with us readers, most recently in the June 2014 issue of the female owl and her three owlets photographed by Michael Hassett. We are blessed to have such a variety of nature's creatures living here among us.
City welcomes feedback
I would like to thank this community for all of the effort that goes into keeping our city safe, clean and beautiful. The quality of our community depends on you, the citizens who are willing to get involved and contribute to make this the best place to live, work and play.
We need input. The City Council annual retreat will be taking place on August 19, and starting in mid-July, the city will be sending out a series of short surveys via email. We would appreciate if you could give us feedback regarding the future of Liberty Lake by participating in these surveys. This will allow us to discuss and prioritize issues that are important to the residents of our community. For more information on the surveys, go to www.libertylakewa.gov.
Thank you again for all that you do to contribute to our great community.
A word of caution for golf cart drivers
I'm a golf cart owner and thankful that Liberty Lake allows street and trail use. As a walker, I'd like to remind golf cart drivers that a cart approaching from behind is often not heard by pedestrians. Please be aware that pedestrians don't always stay "in lane" and may accidentally step in front of your cart.
Pedestrians have the right of way on trails and sidewalks, so please slow down when passing. Let's keep it fun and safe for all!
Soap Box Derby returns to LL
The Spokane East Rotary Club will sponsor our 7th annual Soap Box Derby Race for special-needs kids on July 19 in Liberty Lake. We will have two starting times, 8:30 and l0 a.m. If you are not pre-registered, please feel free to come to the race and, if possible, we will try to accommodate you and your child. At the conclusion of the race around 12:30 p.m., golf pro Bob Scott of MeadowWood Golf Course will provide, at his expense, an old-fashioned barbecue and Pepsi will supply soft drinks.
This race is intended to reward special-needs children with the race of a lifetime. Special-needs children are paired with volunteer drivers and a soap box derby race car. The derby cars will run down Molter Road from Pavillion Park to Valleyway. The children will then be pulled back to the top of the hill by an ATV and, because this is usually the first time on an ATV for many of them, they really enjoy the ride. This year we are hoping to have in excess of 30 special-needs children and drivers. Each participant is awarded a T-shirt and a medallion.
The Gonzaga Alumni Association has been a proud sponsor of the Soap Box Derby Race since its inception. To our many sponsors, we thank you and any excess funds are given to the Guild's School, Buddy Ball and the HOPE School.