Letter to Editor, reprinted on the "Anoka City Forum" - Anoka Union - 6-21-07:
"Recently the Anoka newspaper did a piece on a start-up Windego Dinner Theater.
The article said, "Finally, a professional dinner theater has arrived in the Anoka area."
And "people won't have to drive down to Chanhassen to see quality dinner theater."
For the record, the Anoka area has a proven, high quality, professional dinner theater that is, in fact, celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The Seasons Dinner Theater presents family orientated, humorous theater in a very nice setting. see www.theseasonsatbunkerhills.com for more information.
Maybe the Anoka newspaper could do a feature story on The Seasons Dinner Theater. It could serve to review and honor 20 entertaining years of successful dinner theater here in the north metro."
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Comments: It's hard to understand how Anoka newspaper staff could have missed this. They have printed information on the Seasons Dinner theater for twenty years. Somehow they stepped out of reality and joined make-believe-land.
The land where things are so, just because someone says so.
The land where you don't know what you are talking about, you just "give it a shot." Ala Windego Park Society president Erik Skogquist.
As far as Windego Park Society goes. . .you'd think a legitimate start-up endeavor would do a little research on similar, competing efforts. Who's doing what, how's it going, how is it done successfully, is there a market for this service?
What is the chance for success if you haven't answered these most basic questions?
There's a great African proverb about the impudence of youth: "What is impertinence? When the jackal is born in August and there is a flood in September and the jackal pup says "Good gracious! I never saw such a high flood!"
Erik Skogquist was a (no doubt adorable) toddler when the Seasons Dinner Theater got started. Without due diligence or basic research, how could he be expected to know anything?
Now, what's the newspaper's excuse?