To the editor:
City Commissioner Mike Amyx commented recently that the Lawrence High School stadium, when finished, will not only look great but will be something the students and community can be proud to have. As a neighbor to LHS, I agree, but only if people using it respond with pride.
I was surprised when Lawrence school board member Mary Loveland remarked about tailgating at high school games. I didn’t know this occurred. I did notice a truck parked in the new parking lot (the former tennis courts) with people in lawn chairs shortly after 4:30 p.m., before the first game. However, I was SHOCKED the next morning when I drove by and saw the pile of trash left in that very spot. I am sorry that the school district didn’t have the foresight to place a trash can in the next parking spot, but sorrier that those tailgaters didn’t have enough respect for the new stadium to at least pick up after themselves.
I would hope, in the future, people who tailgate and students who attend LHS would show their “Lion Pride” and not leave their trash, starting with this Friday’s game.