I have written one letter to the editor, when the Boise River Festival died. Now, the Les Bois live racing park has died. It’s a shame that the powers that be could not save these gems. Did you realize these unique events kept the Boise area far from the ordinary? Between rooting for Gary Stevens in the Kentucky Derby in May, and the Night Light Parade in June, then the Idaho Cup in August, it was a great summer to look forward to. As to all the people who will undoubtedly bring up other gems, I say this: There are concerts, fun runs, plays, fairs, river floating, etc. in several nearby cities and towns. What made Boise great was the unique events the city offered. There is a lot of events/games/concerts/plays still to do in Boise. But there will only be one Boise River Festival and one Les Boise live racing park. Apart from the financial impact these two gems brought to the city, not to mention the employment opportunities, the enjoyment of my memories will be forever mourned.
Tawna Egan, Meridian