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Don’t pre-judge me




To the Editor:

I would like to clarify a few things for those who want to prejudge me.

On Tuesday, June 19, while coming into the Las Penas restaurant for what was to be a normal lunch, I was approached by the City Mayor, James W. Craft, and asked if I would like to participate in the first-ever alcohol sell in over 60 years, making it the first in our history, and, yes, it was to be televised and pictures would be taken.

I was told it was to show the first drink ever purchased and the first sip ever taken. Honored to be a part of history, I took it upon myself to participate as just that, to be the first in our history to make a change, one that I feel is for the better of our community, allowing us growth development and to bring in more money.

It was not done to be shown as an alcoholic, as some may have placed that title on me, or to be shown as any less of an employee or a person. I do not drink on a normal basis, however if I did, that would be my personal business. I was very excited that our generation was the one to be making a change and to become a part of history.

To be judged by others is a sin, just as your thoughts to our actions. I am no less a person, I am not an alcoholic. I am a great employee and I do not appreciate being judged by those of this county. I will forever be grateful to our Mayor for his continuous changes he makes for our city and thank him for the ability to be a part of history and change.

Should you continue to judge me based on a TV broadcast or a newspaper, that is something you will have to deal with yourself. I am proud of who I am and what I do, so if you have a problem with that then deal with it, because I do not have a problem.

Just remember you voted in April to allow alcohol sales, now you want to judge others. I know actions speak louder than words but hear my voice because I am saying this very clear, do not prejudge me, especially if you don’t know me. Thank you.

COURTNEY BAKER Millstone


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