To the Editor:

We just wanted to send a congratulations to the cities of John Day and Prairie City. We attended the spectacular solar eclipse in Grant County. Your police, public services, business owners and local residents couldn’t have been nicer or done a better job. The signage, directing traffic, crossing guards, portable toilets and activities were simply incredible. Everyone came together. The result made the historic event even more special. We spent money on gas, groceries, restaurants, gifts and hardware. Walt and Kathlyn Kight made our camping experience — well, an experience. It was a family-friendly party for three days. We appreciate everything that was done to accommodate the floods of people that came to Eastern Oregon for the eclipse. We’ll never forget the experience and the welcome we received. Sponsor a one-year reunion with prizes for the best photographs, and many of us will come back.

Marty Hawke

Pismo Beach, California

Donnie Leonard

Paso Robles, California

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