To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the city of Keizer.

The fact that they are attempting to put local produce into the hands of the people in this community via the Farmers Market is admirable.

With all good things there must be someone or something that turns a good thing into bad.

Sunday morning my wife and I got up and headed off to the Farmers Market behind city hall. We normally go to the Salem market but decided to frequent the Keizer one so hopefully it will stay.

We arrived at about 9:30 or so. We found a place to park in the shade; as we were exiting the car we were told that we can not park in the parking lot. We were told that the church is in control of the public parking lot and that no one is able to park there.

Not a problem, we got in the car and went home. I will never return to the Sunday market. How nice of the city to organize events and then limit access. Lastly, the sense of community from the Lakepoint Community Church is fantastic. Compassion and fellowship from this organization are somehow lacking. The Gestapo style control of a public area is warm and fuzzy. Good luck to the vendors at the Market. I would encourage everyone that was pushed out of the public parking lot to voice their complaints to the Lakepoint Community Church.

Chuck Ludwig