Taken from the on-line Ida County Courier, 12-25-13 Christmas edition.
O-A fourth graders share betterment ideas for their communities
Below are ideas taken from letters written by O-A fourth graders and published in the Ida County Courier. It is good to see our youngsters thinking about ways to make their community better.
- odebolt.net editor
I would make a dirtbike track
Start a fundraiser and give to the people in our community that have cancer.
Start a fundraiser to buy toys for kids in need and food and drinks for families in need; also clothes for people in need.
Make people stop abandoning pets.
Build a bowling alley in the old bowling alley. Also have a grocery store. Have an arcade. Have a Rec Center with basketball court, swimming pool, racquetball court and a workout room. Have a coffee shop and a farmers market.
Make a restaurant so we don't have to drive out of town for one and for jobs for people.
Make a paintball center.
Make Creek Days bigger, have a bigger parade, have fire fighters water fights, kids mud volleyball, a can drive for the shelter.
Organize a community outreach program to help elderly people shovel snow, rake leaves. It would teach kids hard work and coming together.
Let kids drive golf carts in town.
Have a paintball area, let kids drive dirt bikes, golf carts, rangers and snowmobiles in town.
Have a center that would donate shoes to the places that are poor or had a natural disaster. Donate food to animals that need help.
A movie theater would be nice and the elderly would get in free at first.
Have a can drive to donate food for people in need. Have a fundraiser to buy things and medicine for people in need.