LETTERS: Another year in Hope to remember, in rhyme

From ‘Garbage-gate’ to NIMBY-ism, this is the year that was

Here we go Hope, one more time

2019 highlights, laid out in rhyme!

A whole lot has happened, I will try to recall,

But I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t get it all!

Let’s start right off with “Garbage-gate”

Bags left standing or picked up late

A ball was dropped by Council and Mayor,

But it all worked out and Valley Waste was there.

Hanky’s opened to mixed reviews

Change of managers; big Facebook news

Now closed again, so we’re told

They need a new menu for eatery gold!

2019 saw the starter’s gun

on Hope’s inaugural 10k run,

Randy June was an heroic life saver,

of a man who was drowning in the icy Fraser!

Town was divided by the rainbow debate

But Hope overruled any tinges of hate.

A bright walk appeared in front of Yale Gov.

To show full acceptance and tolerant love.

The school hosted a Lego event,

New homes being built with affordable rent,

Commemorative posts on the Kettle Valley,

Fridays for Future- now a weekly rally!

A Hope Cinema seat lost a big chunk

From a knife in the hands of a local punk,

Wallace Street boasts new Christmas décor

To replace the old sad ones that hung there before!

Timmy’s and McD’s got brand new designs,

But Hope’s still upset with long waiting lines,

Park Street got paved, during the hot, hazy summer

but the dust they kicked up was a neighbourhood bummer!

We talked of street people, “Can you spare a dime?”

addicts, tents, thieves, drugs, vandals and crime.

But NIMBY prevails and the discussion goes on

No solutions discovered but opinions stay strong.

Mossy Stump said goodbye

Jungle Juice drums went quiet

no more bath bombs or soap

and no more veggie juice diet.

When all’s said and done,

Hope comes out a’shining

Albeit with conflict and

much Facebook whining,

We step up to help others

with love and warm hearts

In all of B.C.,

it really sets us apart!

Ten thousand members!

What a reason to cheer!

Happy Holidays Hopians

and a Happy New year!

By Crystal Sedore, administrator of Facebook page, Hope BC Bulletin Board

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