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Alcohol not the problem, people are

In response to the abandonment of the Joe Cain festivities and parade, I would like to remind the Joe Cain Society members that the event has hardly been in past years what anyone should refer to as a “family event.”

The consumption of alcoholic beverages, whether performed in local bars or on the street (a distance of which isn’t really noteworthy) has always been connected to the festivity, as well as its partner, Mardi Gras.



I am a Nevada County resident now living in central Tokyo, where summer festivals (and any other time for that matter) are accompanied by the drinking of alcoholic beverages and enjoyed by families without major incident. I agree with chamber representatives who believe that alcohol is not the problem; unruly people are. If everyone showed a bit of restraint and maturity during the celebration, I don’t see a real danger.

Jeff Schmidt




Penn Valley


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