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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 317 weeks ago So let me get this straight the board didn’t ban horses yet? Or are they reversing there decision? Or just faulty reporting? Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Truth · 317 weeks ago There doesn’t seem to be a fact checker at Sumner News Cow. Happens a lot. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down meee · 317 weeks ago Faulty reporting… Jumped the gun on that one eh, Cue?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Big D · 317 weeks ago I think throwing candy is more likely to cause injury (s) than horses. and by the way I don’t like horses and do like candy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down humm · 317 weeks ago They probably had to eat their words after it was on Wichita news stations.. Or maybe it was just Shelly Hansel thinking she could be like President Obama and make decisions on her own.. Humm, sounds like Wellington politics to me. Report Reply 1 reply · active 317 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 317 weeks ago Perhaps, more to the point, the board is evaluating what went right and what went wrong before making a policy decision. That is the way to go about this–along with citizen input. Maybe they should get some information from cities that hold parades regularly and include horses, Shriners and various dance teams and bands. Advice from the Rose Parade or city of New Orleans might be beneficial. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down Jack Barnes · 317 weeks ago Either stop throwing candy or better control of keeping people out of the street. Report Reply 2 replies · active 317 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Tim · 317 weeks ago I’m glad they’re taking time to make sure they are making the right decision on this one instead of the quick draw solution that was previously announced. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down sad sad sad · 317 weeks ago The shrine has a horse patrol unit. they ban horses and the rest of the shrine might quit coming to the parade Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down WW Dixie · 317 weeks ago Shriner suffers heart attack drives go-kart into parade on lookers…accidents occur and the size and magnitude can’t always be predicted. That’s why we have police and fire to address any emergency slash accidents. We can’t always prevent things from happening but we do have the measures to deal with them in this city. Keep the parade as is but I agree that the route might not have been such a good idea. Thank You Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 123Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The following letter was released by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors today: Dear Media Friends,The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB would like to address the recent situation that occurred during the KS Wheat Festival parade this past Friday, July 11, 2014.First and foremost, we are very relieved to know that those involved are healing and were not more seriously hurt.Â We are also very thankful to all the police, Fire/EMS and others who quickly responded to the young woman and her young rider.The situation has provided the Board of Directors and Chamber Staff the opportunity to evaluate the policies and procedures currently in place to help minimize risk and add to the enjoyment for all those who attend the annual parade. It is important to note no decisions have been made, nor will there be any decisions made, until thorough discussion, input and evaluation takes place. The Wheat Festival is a long-standing community tradition and citizen input is encouraged in the decision-making process.Â At our regularly scheduled board meeting held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the Chamber board discussed how to proceed so that everyone including participants, spectators and all involved can move forward from this incident.Â Two main things were decided…safety of all involved is the most important thing to be considered.Â Secondly, there are many factors that contributed to what happened and all of it needs to be discussed and evaluated before any final decisions or policies are put into place.According to our numbers and feedback from many, the 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival was a tremendous success and the Chamber sincerely appreciates everyone who supported all of the events.Â We certainly hope that this one incident won’t define what otherwise is a great community festival.Â The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Board of Directors & StaffFollow us on Twitter.