Open Forum for week of July 17

EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 880 SW 15th St., Forest Lake, or by e-mail to clint.riese@ecm-inc.com. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed with the writer’s name, address and telephone number. Deadline is noon Monday. The newspaper reserves the right to edit letters and assure that rules of libel and good taste are not violated.

Worth Supporting

When I think of summertime in Forest Lake I think of three things: the Fourth of July celebration, boating on the lake, and Masquers Theater productions.

I would personally like to thank the community theater company for continuing to bring theater to our community every summer.

This past Thursday I had the opportunity to attend opening night of Masquers’ production of “Footloose,” and I was instantly transported back 30 years to Kenny Loggins’ pop hit. The pit band and the performers did a great job bringing this Tony-nominated score to life. It was inspiring to see so many of our lake-area performers sharing their love for the arts.

I hope you make it a point to schedule a performance of “Footloose” into one of your July weekends. Please continue to support Masquers the way they have supported our community for so many years.

Tim Newcomb
Theater Director, Forest Lake High School

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