Objects to beverage garden plan

To the editor:

I was appalled when reading this mornings paper (Thursday) in the article about the “beverage garden” for RAGBRAI. How about that committee diverts traffic to other eating establishments that are hurting? Have you not heard about local eateries having to close early because they don’t have help, or places that have the help that are just blocks off the RAGBRAI route that could use the boost? How many of the 40 vendors on Central that night are local….did the committee even approach any local businesses to see if they wanted to participate? The answer is no except to the three bars mentioned in the article. Come on people…we are hurting out here while the elite live it up…I guess it truly is who you know in Fort Dodge.

Stacy Hendrickson

Fort Dodge


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