Originally created 11/04/02

Civic center needs more than floor

Susan Collins' Oct. 12 letter to the editor, "Civic center event impresses family," was excellent. I, too, attended the Lynx open house and was impressed with the shiny, freshly waxed floors and clean facilities. We even got a free hot dog and a coke.

There is nothing wrong with the Lynx, their hospitality or fan appreciation.

However, I cannot go along with her optimism about the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, based on my experience on opening night Oct. 11. The hot dogs, which were purchased at 7:10 p.m., were reheated from a prior event (probably left over from Sept. 28).

The ushers did nothing to help people get to their seats or to stop people from standing in the aisle, blocking patrons' views. The urinals in the men's room that overflowed all of last year, still overflowed this year - filling the floor with you know what.

It was nice to pay $3 instead of $4 for parking, but it is going to take a lot more than a coat of wax on the floor to run the civic center properly.

Jack Sisson, Evans, Ga.


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