Letter writer: Free event should have included parking

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[Recently], the Friends of the Library put on two free concerts by David Holt, one for children and one for adults. Most children’s activities in the area cost money, so I was very excited to be able to take my grandson.

As soon as we got off the freeway on Saturday morning, I saw the ominous signs in the church parking lots and got the sinking feeling: There is a special event at the Civic Center (I still call it by its old name).

Sure enough, thanks to a regional dance competition at the Civic Center, we had to pay $5 for parking in order to attend a free concert at Pack Library. This concert was a ticketed event; it would have been very easy to grant ticket holders free or reduced fee parking.

— Monika Wengler
Asheville

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