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Letter: Having graduation on Memorial Day weekend puts additional stress on locals

Letter to the editor
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Dear East Grand School District, I feel compelled to make you aware of the impact to the whole county with graduation on the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend.

As a business owner, we rely heavily on local labor. As tourism brings in 78% of the total county revenue, it makes me question why you would bring such hardship to families that work in the tourist industry, as well as the business owners trying to navigate a lack of labor and still having to deal with the COVID economy.

In the 30 years, I have been in business I have never had Memorial weekend off as it is a major income earner for our businesses. Also, we will also be at maximum capacity already with the holiday crowds. Why bring more stress to the already full county?



— Candy and Simon O’Connor, Mid-Town Cafe and Blue Water Bakery


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