Boring Vermilion

August 17, 2000

by — Posted in Personal Writing

Parents are not fully understanding the plight of the young adult through teenager in Vermilion. Vermilion is a cute little river tourist town, which granted is nice and all but where are the activities for the residents let’s do a run down shall we.

1. Organized sports through middle school. ( This does not help out the non athletes)

2. Romp’s Putt-Putt. First off most people only go once a year and still find it boring let alone it is closed in the winter.

3. The Library. Sorry not everyone is a book-worm.

4. Parks. Whoopee…not.

5. The bowling alley. Well not everyone in town enjoys bowling.

6. Drug and Alcohol abuse. One of the favorite past times of the Vermilion youth what does that say about community.

7. Vermilion’s Haunted School House. This is a great place for the youth of Vermilion, but it does not encompass all the needs of the youth. Many youth do not feel interested in the project.

Vermilion does need some activities to keep the youth of today happy, The School House does it’s part but more is needed. We need at least a second run movie theater, a coffee chop catering to the youth, a recreation center. People should think twice before putting up another pizza place and think about the future of our youth.

6 thoughts on “Boring Vermilion

  1. I personaly live in vermilion and love it. Sure there is not alot of things to do so that is why there are other towns to go to. It is not the only one there. if you dont like it either deal with it or leave.

  2. That's good you love it. you should love the town you are in. I'm in the community band in Vermilion – I used to work at the haunted school house which is the search term you used to find this.

    I pointed out things for young adults to do. I don't know what our life is like but pre-15 I didn't have a license and neither did my friends – so the above list was all there was to do. The fact that I had friends coming out of their teenage years with drug and alcohol problems doesn't surprise me. I was a bit more straight-edge so I just had the promiscuity side of the coin which is also rampant in vermilion.

    Alas you said I should deal with it or leave? Well I moved out of Vermilion 7 years, 2 months, and like 2 days ago. I come to vermilion since I'm in the community band there, alumni band, and I have friends and family there. Because of no local jobs, poor choices and prices for local shopping, and an overpriced housing market for what you get in the area; I would never move back. If my wife had her choice we wouldn't even have moved back to this state.

    The problem is the attitude of deal with something or leave. I left because of a career opportunity, otherwise I may have still been there. I have every right to complain about a time that I know intimately and I lived in for over a decade of my life. I can point out it faults. I can try to change and make a difference which I attempted andmay have actually done with some of the organizations I was a part of. That doesn't mean it's a model or great city. I've lived in good environments. The town I live in now may not be the best place I've lived, but it's better more active and vibrant then V-town.

    Opinions are what makes the world go around – and I'll never tell you to deal with my opinion or leave.

  3. You know I also find it funny that you comment on something that I wrote 8 years ago – though I think shopping and jobs have gotten worse since then.

  4. I personaly live in vermilion and love it. Sure there is not alot of things to do so that is why there are other towns to go to. It is not the only one there. if you dont like it either deal with it or leave.

  5. That's good you love it. you should love the town you are in. I'm in the community band in Vermilion – I used to work at the haunted school house which is the search term you used to find this.

    I pointed out things for young adults to do. I don't know what our life is like but pre-15 I didn't have a license and neither did my friends – so the above list was all there was to do. The fact that I had friends coming out of their teenage years with drug and alcohol problems doesn't surprise me. I was a bit more straight-edge so I just had the promiscuity side of the coin which is also rampant in vermilion.

    Alas you said I should deal with it or leave? Well I moved out of Vermilion 7 years, 2 months, and like 2 days ago. I come to vermilion since I'm in the community band there, alumni band, and I have friends and family there. Because of no local jobs, poor choices and prices for local shopping, and an overpriced housing market for what you get in the area; I would never move back. If my wife had her choice we wouldn't even have moved back to this state.

    The problem is the attitude of deal with something or leave. I left because of a career opportunity, otherwise I may have still been there. I have every right to complain about a time that I know intimately and I lived in for over a decade of my life. I can point out it faults. I can try to change and make a difference which I attempted andmay have actually done with some of the organizations I was a part of. That doesn't mean it's a model or great city. I've lived in good environments. The town I live in now may not be the best place I've lived, but it's better more active and vibrant then V-town.

    Opinions are what makes the world go around – and I'll never tell you to deal with my opinion or leave.

  6. You know I also find it funny that you comment on something that I wrote 8 years ago – though I think shopping and jobs have gotten worse since then.

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