The audience was well-mannered as each candidate was applauded before and after their speaking opportunity.
Mr. Bob Driggers of the GGGG welcomed the crowd of concerned citizens and potential office holders. He then introduced the moderator, Mr. Dick Antoine. Each of the candidates were given three minutes to speak.
Since the new Wings of the Wind has veered from its former journalistic leanings, here are my impressions:
I am thankful for the freedoms that we have in this country.
It is going to be nice to see a local election without so many unopposed seats.
It is wonderful to see those with no political experience stepping into the ring. Many have a wealth of experience in fields that would make them good decision makers and leaders.
The local newspaper has once again snubbed the GGGG. The GGGG press release that was printed in the paper before the event was microscopic. It must have been 10 percent of its former self. There was no article in today’s paper; the day after. Many candidates, Democrat and Republican, were at the event, but the only paper in town wasn’t.
I am grateful for those who have stepped forward in an attempt to make our community a better place to live.
The GGGG organizers did an excellent job. The screen behind the candidates identified each of those running for office and the office desired.
I am blessed to live in a community that has so much talent.
Since we have the talent, let’s use it.
If the same thing that happened last night at the library is happening across America, there is still hope.
I would like to thank all who participated in the GGGG forum. If we all work together, we can make Hot Springs a better place to live.
Pictures were sent by Barbara Anable and taken by Julie Bosson