I write this with much gratitude for the incredible job Fort Payne City has done in regard of the “train” situation. I know there was much criticism when traffic had been stopped because of the train/trains across the various crossings. The city council met with people from the railroad that might be able to make a difference. I know there had to be some form of compromise on both sides, but we, the traveling, have seen a change. Thank you, Fort Payne! I have not been stopped by a sitting train in many weeks.

Also, I would like to say how beautiful the Coal and Iron Building looks with the lights around the top of the building. Can you imagine how beautiful the Main Street would be this time of year if each building were lit in like manner?

Lastly, I love the star on top of Lookout Mountain, as it tells me it is almost time to celebrate the Christ child’s birth. But last night as I went home I saw the Cross finally lit. What a wonderful, wonderful reminder of the reason the birth is so important. Thank you all for any part you’ve had in this matter. I do love my town and the people living here.

Bobbie J. McLaren, Fort Payne, Alabama

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