Here's an easy way to help shape public opinion in favor of keeping the hydros racing at Evansville. The Evansville Courier-Press is soliciting emails and letters about the Freedom Festival. Act before Aug. 27th.
From the paper:
The question is, do the people of Evansville want the Freedom Festival to continue, and if so, do they want it to include a hydroplane race or an air show? Or would they prefer a smaller festival, perhaps built around the Fourth of July fireworks display and other, less costly events?
What do you want to see happen with the Freedom Festival, Thunder on the Ohio and the air show? Keep your letter short, no more than 250 words. Include a daytime telephone number for verification only.
Send us your letter by Wednesday. Those selected will be published Aug. 31. Send letters by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to (812) 422-8196 and by mail to Letters, P.O. Box 268, Evansville, IN 47702.