Though it was all smiles at the groundbreaking of Columbia County’s adaptive playground, not everyone is happy about the $80,000 park located behind the Evans library. Some neighboring homeowners are upset about the noise it could potentially generate.
An adaptive playground is a playground specifically designed for children with disabilities, kids whose laughter has come at a tough price.
For a county with so much going for it, Columbia County citizens have a knack for looking snobbish, petulant and utterly selfish at times.
Remember the pink playhouse? What about the home for the disabled veteran?
The woman who had the code enforcement officer enter her home while she was sleeping was practically run her out of town for having the nerve not to be intimidated by the mountain of a man who entered her home or the county that employed him.
And let’s not forget how welcoming Martinez was last year to the police officers and EMTs the Magnolia Trace development was designed to house. Nobody wanted to find anything good about any of that, but have you driven by lately? It’s a long, long way from the Section 8 housing the fear mongers were peddling, and it’s likely those police officers and EMTs are going to have some competition for those units that were so despised last year.
Even stadium lights for high school boys looking to play some football drew a less than neighborly reception from certain residents of Spring Lakes, who let a fear of football at Augusta Prep turn them into a most ungracious group of people.
Sure, everyone wants their home to be their castle, and most of us want that castle to be a fortress of solitude from the outside world, but just how bothersome can the laughter of disabled children really be? You Might Also Like:
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