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Letter: Critical of Boosters
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Dear Editor,

For the past two weeks there have been notices in the Hudson Star-Observer of a Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition to be held at Rock Elementary on May 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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My 7-year-old son was excited to attend. Instead, we arrive at 1:55 p.m. to find no one from the Boosters. As we waited, other boys and their parents arrived so we knew we had the right time and place. Our family waited until 2:20 p.m. and still nothing.

While we were leaving the other families were also beginning to leave. What does this say about our Boosters? Disorganized? Irresponsible? Both? No regard for youngsters' feelings? Or a family's plans on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to just not show? We understand emergencies do occur, but one would have expected someone from the Boosters to show. Don't they want the city of Hudson represented at these competitions? All we can do is shake our head and say sad, sad, sad.

Editor's note: Hudson Booster President Jim Londo apologizes for the cancelling of the event. He said two Booster representatives were at the school and signs announcing the decision were posted at the site. The decision to cancel was also posted to the Booster Web site the night before the event.

"We were sorry to have to cancel - we just didn't have enough volunteers to staff it," Londo said. There are no plans to reschedule the event because of timing to name winners to move to the next level of competition.

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