I read your editorial concerning putting German back in the Heritage. Day celebration.
I have wondered why we call the celebration Heritage Days considering that no heritage is celebrated with this McCook celebration. The only float that had any heritage affiliated with it was for Mexican Americans. No other ethnic group was represented.
The McCook Chamber of Commerce has for the most part removed any heritage theme from the celebration.
They have turned it into another celebration of the businesses in town. The chamber has for all purpose whitewashed the celebration. The chamber should call it McCook Business Parade and Celebration. I will never forget Caseys Pizza Man walking down the parade route.
Class reunions seem to be popular parade participant's and school bands from the region should stay in the parade. Businesses should not be a major factor in the parade.
I would like to see the heritage theme returned to the celebration. But it should consist of all the people and their cultures that made for me a city that I enjoy living in. Maybe next year we can try a true heritage theme celebration.