The Great Halloween Disappointment
I look forward to Halloween window painting every year. It is fun to see your painting in a store window. My friend Caroline and I worked really hard on our painting this year. On October 27, four days before Halloween, I went into town with my mom to see my window at Jos. A. Bank. When we got there, all the window paintings had been washed off. No other store had removed the paintings yet. My painting was up for less than a week. I found it upsetting and downright mean.
We went inside to see why they had taken down the window paintings. The manager said, “My hands were tied.” I got upset and my mom got angry. He told us to calm down. I think he was worried that we were going to scare customers away. He told my mom to call the number on a business card to complain. We left a message saying that it was rude to do what they’d done.
Window painting is part of our community in Rye. I don’t understand why Jos. A. Bank would remove the window paintings before Halloween, after children had worked so hard on them.
The author, 9, is a fourth grader at Milton School.
A Good Word for Pete Fox
In my many years of sailing out of the Rye Boat Basin, I have always been highly impressed by its supervisor, Peter Fox.
His careful attention to detail and selfless concern for every boater’s needs and safety made using the marina a pleasant worry-free experience.
If any one needed help at the marina, he was always right there.
I trust any study will find Peter Fox a valuable asset to the City of Rye.
Richard H. Schneider