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LETTER: Accident could happen near archery club

To The Telegram: I don't understand. With all the land in Solon Springs area why would anyone want to build an archery club near homes. The ones who want to build it -- why aren't they putting it next to their own homes? They wouldn't think of it...

To The Telegram:

I don't understand. With all the land in Solon Springs area why would anyone want to build an archery club near homes. The ones who want to build it -- why aren't they putting it next to their own homes? They wouldn't think of it, not next to their homes!

I take my grandchildren up to the homes where they want to build this archery club. The kids love it up there. They run and play, search the woods, build forts -- have the best time in the world as they explore the outdoors.

Now this will have to stop. Accidents happen. If one of the kids walks to the property line just to see what is going on, they are put in danger. Kids are curious and will check it out. It only takes a split second.

Why should they have to be the ones who are careful because of the archery club" They were there first! Why should they have to change what they do on there own property?

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God forbid if something ever happens to someone next to the archery area. Then you will think twice putting it near homes. But by then it would be too late for one of the little ones who go to those homes. Can you live with that? You would be held responsible for any injury or death or damage that could be done.

I myself have shot bows and arrow when I grew up in Solon Springs. Yes an arrow can stray. You miss your target. Ask any hunter up there if they always hit the deer. What makes you so sure they can hit a target? Accidents do happen. Why wait until someone gets hurt.

This one could be avoided. Find land where no homes are near.

-- Julie Swieca

Schaumburg Ill.

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