To the Editor:

Last week Ottawa-Glandorf High School hosted the Division IV girls district basketball tournaments. We thank them for their hospitality, but that is not the point of this letter.

On both Thursday and Saturday evenings, an individual, or maybe more, paid the parking fee for others behind them in line. In one case, an individual paid for the nine cars behind him, and on Saturday night, someone paid for at least one car behind him. This “paying it forward” was very kind and worthy of mention, but that, too, is not my main point.

The parking attendants were high school boys, who could easily have pocketed the extra payments and charged all cars that arrived the $2 fee. Their honesty and integrity is to be commended. Sometimes our youth get a bad rap, and receive criticism, but these young men made their families and community proud!

Ken Wright
Columbus Grove