Monroe County Matters

A Bummer of a Summer - No Pool, No Fireworks-But There Will Be Softball

June 01, 2020 Kate Rice
Monroe County Matters
A Bummer of a Summer - No Pool, No Fireworks-But There Will Be Softball
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Monroe County Matters
A Bummer of a Summer - No Pool, No Fireworks-But There Will Be Softball
Jun 01, 2020
Kate Rice

Across the nation, cooped-up kids and frazzled parents who had been hoping for some semblance of a normal summer are finding their hopes dashed. In Wisconsin, communities are scrambling for guidance on what to do and in Sparta, Wis., that means the city council reversed the decision it made just last week to open the pool. But, it does okay adult soft ball games, turning for guidance to Wisconsin Health Services recommendations. And, it also cancels the Fourth of July fireworks because of concerns about the inability to maintain social distancing when thousands jam Memorial Park to watch the fireworks. It's an unhappy tale for the kids--and for the city council members who had to make that decision.

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Across the nation, cooped-up kids and frazzled parents who had been hoping for some semblance of a normal summer are finding their hopes dashed. In Wisconsin, communities are scrambling for guidance on what to do and in Sparta, Wis., that means the city council reversed the decision it made just last week to open the pool. But, it does okay adult soft ball games, turning for guidance to Wisconsin Health Services recommendations. And, it also cancels the Fourth of July fireworks because of concerns about the inability to maintain social distancing when thousands jam Memorial Park to watch the fireworks. It's an unhappy tale for the kids--and for the city council members who had to make that decision.