Dear Butler News, I was born and raised in Butler. I sent this editorial to the Butler Eagle as well as my local newspaper. I am not sure if this is an acceptable online submission to your online newspaper website. If unable to post, I do apologize.
I am born and raised in Butler Pa, In fact I went to school with you and we did not always see eye to eye I suppose. I graduated in 1996, graduated from The University Of Miami in 2001. Came home, left Butler for Alabama in 2010 for career opportunities.
Every holiday season I return home to Butler. My parents still live on E Pearl Street. I returned home this year on Monday afternoon. Last night I decided since main street was always so pretty in the xmas season. I wait til 8pm and decide to take a walk down main street.
Stunned was the words I can use when I seen main street. Main Street is on a deep decline from what it use to be. Some of the pole lights do not work. Trash in the streets, and it seems I also ran into unattended children. Seemed a little odd and out of place on a cold winter night (well cold to me)
As I walked main street really nothing worth wile was open. As I ventured down to the lower lot I was stunned when I seen a Junky memorial. This town has built a junky hall of fame right on main street.
In an already depressing season to say the least, some jag off decided it is a good idea to erect a junky hall of fame right on main street in Butler. I am glad I did not have the kids, why should I have to tell my children that are not exposed to this drug epidemic in my area what this junky hall of fame was about.
I could not help but to feel instantly embarrassed to be a person that has to admit they are from Butler when this is celebrated in the xmas season right on main street in town.
So Kudos to you Butler Pa, you have gone and erected a junky hall of fame right on main street during the Christmas season.
The priorities in this little town are garbage. I am wondering when the memorial for violent criminals will be coming to main street? Is that on tap this January? Lets not forget about the violent criminals, those are the real heroes right?