By SHANNON WATKINS
Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving you their answers to a single question.
Q: What does your family do for local recreation in the summer and what would you like to see available in Pulaski?
Tony Andrews, R&D maintenance manager at Jefferson Yarns: “About all me and my wife do is walk trails in the park. For somebody my age, it’s kind of peaceful. I’d like to see something come in for the younger people.”
Cindy Craft, owner NRV Investments: “Swimming and picnicking. I’d like more outdoor facilities for people to relax and enjoy.”
Pete Carroll, construction: “I stay at home. I’m not really sure. There’s nothing here.”
William York, disabled: “We just moved here. I’d like to see a pool closer to town.”
Loraine Brown, disabled: “Go swimming at Randolph Park. I’d like something here downtown so people don’t have to drive so far. There’s nothing for kids except the Y and that costs so much, and the Rock on Tuesday evenings.”
Verna Davis, Dublin Middle School cafeteria worker: “Me and my husband walk the New River Trail. We start from Pulaski and go to Draper, then the next weekend we go from Draper to the next point. I wish we had more shopping. And there’s a lot of children and people who don’t have much money. I wish we had something for them.
Beverly Patrick, retired: “We’re retired. We love to go to the market or a yard sale here and there. I would like to see the downtown open like it was in 1971 when I moved here from Detroit. It’s just depressing now. I’d like to see the downtown come back. I don’t care what it is as long as it draws people to Pulaski.”
Jewel Shufflebarger, retired: “Well, my grandchildren go to Randolph Park. I don’t do much of anything but I’m glad we got the theater back. I like the parks and baseball. A local public swimming pool would be nice. There’s kids that can’t go down to Randolph.”