Letter to the editor 2, Sept. 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

Thank you so very much for your support of our Ragweed Round up! You were extremely kind to offer the town two front covers, which helped us spread the word about the bounty on this scourge to public health. At the Community Centre we received plenty of calls expressing support of this sustainable, environmentally responsible choice, asking about what ragweed looked like, or to tell us where there was a cache lurking. We were fortunate to be featured on CBC and CTV news hours; in web stories, and various places online. A young Hudson boy named Kyle Secours emerged as a leader and personally picked 300 lbs. of ragweed! He inspired other local Scouts, who in turn picked another 160 lbs. and donated to Kyle’s efforts. The combined total was 472 lbs of ragweed picked in Hudson - at a cost to the town of a mere $23.50. A big win, I think!

I was very happy to hand over the $100 I pledged to the winner, Kyle Secours, when the contest closed September 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Finally: I would like to close with the outrageous claim that Hudson has just experienced the World’s largest Ragweed Harvest for 2015…and challenge all the municipalities around us to best us next year.

With gratitude,

Julia Schroeder

Director Parks and Recreation Services

Town of Hudson

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