Too `small town'?

A great fashion show was held at the Hood River Hotel last Friday night. It was presented to a sold-out crowd with the proceeds going to a local Christmas charity fundraiser. The evening was presented by our local merchants Bikram Yoga, Kerrit's, Silverado, Frolic, Windwear and Anne Cruz, with an added presentation by Susan Sorenson's Dance Academy. Congratulations to everyone who did such a great job and made the event possible. My only question is, "Where was Wal-Mart, and why did they not participate?" Perhaps the event was too "small town" to warrant their participation. The fashion show was just one more example of the fact that the small businesses of Hood River are the lifeblood of our community. Most of us have seen the Wal-Mart commercials portraying that "feel good, small town" kind of goodwill, but where is it in Hood River? In my opinion, it is missing. The local Wal-Mart missed out on an important opportunity to build that goodwill in our community last Friday night.

Jim Kimball

Hood River

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