Request for more information related to Morris the horsePublished 2:41pm Sunday, July 29, 2012
To the editor:
I am one of many Polk County residents who are concerned about the well-being of Morris. I have seen the “ransom” letters in the Tryon Daily Bulletin, but I would like more information about this situation. I am hoping someone will answer the following questions and make this information public.
Who is on the committee for the restoration of Morris? The caption under one photo indicates that Doug Arbogast is on the committee, but I am told that may not be true.
What is the cost of refurbishing Morris? It is difficult for me to know the amount to give if I don’t know the goal.
Who is refurbishing Morris? I do hope that it is being done locally since he represents Polk County. Certainly we have individuals qualified to do this work.
Was the project put out for bids? If so, we, the donors, need to know how the selection was made. How much money has been raised? If the goal has been reached, why have we not been told? If not, how much more is needed?
When is Morris coming back to his rightful place of honor? Why have these details not been made public?
I am surprised that more details have not been published about this. Whoever is in charge, please let us know more about Morris and his situation.
– Emily Clark, Tryon