Congratulations and thank you to the organizers of last week’s Lighting of the Village to kick off this year's Christmasville celebration. Unfortunately a group of street preachers set up shop across the street from the crowd and did their best to ruin this for the children who were there to experience the magic of Christmas with their parents.
Shame on those who did this. They are doing more harm than good to their cause by disrupting a family- and community-oriented event, and disrespecting the hard work and planning that went into this from so many in the community. The children in particular do not deserve this.
I am sure in the narrow minds of these people, their message was more important than the damage it did, but I believe they are seriously mistaken. I hope there is something that can be done to prevent this unfortunate situation from being repeated in the future.
Hats off to tennis director
Please join me in congratulating Kim Ozmon, a Rock Hill Parks and Recreation employee who is the current director of tennis at the city’s tennis center on Cherry Road.
On Saturday Kim received the 2013 Community Service Award from the S.C. Tennis Association during its annual meeting at Wild Dunes. Kim is so deserving of this award as she works countless hours during the week and on weekends to give back to the community through the sport of tennis.
From running a massive league schedule to hosting state- and professional-grade tournaments, Kim is always the first person at the courts and usually the last to leave! Her long hours always produce quality events so that out-of-town participants look forward to coming back to Rock Hill for the next tournament!
Her junior programs are always booked, and thanks to a well managed professional teaching staff, our kids are learning the game the right way. Kim, thanks for being such a valuable asset to the city of Rock Hill. We are glad that the S.C. Tennis Association recognizes it also!
More than playing
I used to be in Lego robotics, and enjoyed reading your article on the Friday’s competition.
I think that Lego robotics is a great program for younger people to go through. Not only does it teach problem solving skills, but also that there are multiple ways to solve a problem, how to solve that problem in a creative way, and how the team can learn from mistakes.
Thank you for writing this story so people can see the good in this program and that it is not just playing with Legos.