Town asked to implement curfew in Ponoka

I was pleased to read in the Ponoka News of the Town’s plans for a town curfew, I hope it will be enforced soon.

Dear Editor,

I was pleased to read in the Ponoka News of the Town’s plans for a town curfew, I hope it will be enforced soon.

I agreed with all who were introduced for the article, especially Dennis Jones.

Furthermore, because of my lifelong interest in children and youth and having worked with them in schools and in raising my nine children and followed the needs, growth and progress of several grandchildren. I would like to add one thing I have learned from the children and youth:

One interviewed person stated “I am sure they wil not like it at all.”

I believe that this is the reaction that they will show but in reality, down deep, they do need and crave guidelines and limits.

If the influence of other kids is stronger than that of their parents and even the law, they “follow the leaders,” even when the law they are scared, which they too often are.

They may never admit it, but they will be relieved if there is a curfew.

I thank the town for their concern, please follow through.

Olga Hendrickson


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