What a crazy ride the last year has been for the Camp Hawk Vote No group.  A year ago we were in the midst of collecting the 422 necessary signatures for a petition to force the sale of Camp Hawk to a vote.  In this day and age when what happens in our government feels out of our control, the Harvey County residents took their voice back on this issue.  They let the commissioners know that we don’t want to sell a park that is serving residents of Harvey County.

The residents have made memories at Harvey County Camp Hawk.  For some fathers this is where they taught their son to fish.  For many families they have celebrated 60th birthday parties and anniversaries. People have celebrated weddings and remember that day vividly.  For some people Camp Hawk was where they did 4-H projects, Boys Scouts or Girl Scouts.  Many groups have celebrated holidays, Super Bowl parties, and countless other celebrations.

I don’t think we can put a price on the memories that have been made for many residents at Camp Hawk.  But think about all of the opportunities that could be lost by selling Camp Hawk.  Are these memories really worth saving $6,000 each year?  Ask the parents, kids, siblings, brides or Guy Hawk if you could if this is necessary.  On Nov. 7 vote no on the sale of Camp Hawk and make some more memories.

— Jeremy Kindy, Newton