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Women at regional jail support skate park project

An interesting piece of mail landed on my desk this afternoon, and I wanted to share it with you all.

Donald Patterson has begun a campaign for a newer, improved skate park in Stafford and Fredericksburg; I wrote an article about him and his son here. Support has come from groups and others related to the skate board community.

Now, a group of women at the Rappahannock Regional Jail are also offering support for the project.

“We believe that if the children of this community have positive activities offered to them, they are less likely to end up breaking laws, participating in criminal activity, and doing drugs,” they write. “We hope that this will be of help in reaching the desired outcome.” The letter is signed by 34 women.