Way to go, Lego

I would like to congratulate the organizers of the Lego Weekend.

I would like to congratulate the organizers of the Lego Weekend for a wonderful long weekend of looking for the world’s best toy! A job well done by all who participated.

Beacon Avenue was crowded with people, so many excited children, the parking lots were full, the restaurants full, and from the look of the traffic, I’m sure there were lots of problems.

But more importantly why were so many shops closed and so few displays in the windows? With a massive effort to inform the public that downtown Sidney was the place to be, the closed signs far outnumbered the “get-your-Lego-stamp here” ones.

This is the second time in the recent past where the merchants on Beacon have attracted me to come and specifically shop in Sidney. Do you remember the Friday before the Christmas Santa Parade? Same thing, closed shops and very few seasonal window displays. The participation rate is abysmal.

To those merchants who do participate and embrace shopping in our town core, thank you and you will continue to attract my sales dollars.

Ted Williams, Sidney