Peaches to the BlueWater Resort & Casino on their reopening. It’s being done in phases, and it may be a while before they are completely open. Still, it’s nice to have them drawing visitors to the area again.
Peaches to Sen. Martha McSally’s singing voice. She led the audience in singing “God Bless America” at a campaign event Sept. 19 in Parker. Judging from her style, if she leaves the Senate, she might have a future in Nashville.
Peaches to McSally for thinking of stopping in Parker. It’s nice to see she at least cares enough to drop in.
Pits to Kelli Ward, Arizona’s GOP chair. She took a potshot at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, at McSally’s campaign event. She said Sinema didn’t stay long after events and wore a “Harry Potter” outfit. Sinema is one of McSally’s colleagues, and they have worked together on legislation for the good of Arizona. This comment was cheap, uncalled for, and unbecoming for a state party leader.
Peaches to the Town of Parker for getting those new restrooms completed in Pop Harvey Park. They were needed for a long time. They’ll go well with all the other improvements that have been made recently to the park.
Peaches to the Town of Parker for finally lifting the fees for library cards for people who live outside the town limits. They may not live within the town, but they spend their money here and do business here. They are part of our Parker community.
Peaches to all the businesses that have adapted and survived during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been tough, but we’ll get through this. That nasty little bug won’t beat us.
Pits to professional athletes who criticize the fans when they don’t approve of the players’ social justice protests. It’s called freedom of speech. You have your say, they have theirs. Besides, Americans who took a stand have endured a lot worse than hearing from boo birds. Just check out the movie “Selma.”
Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas, in 40 words or less, to the firstname.lastname@example.org or the Parker Pioneer at P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.