Safe to walk downtown

To the Editor:

I am a sixth grade student living in California who comes to Martha’s Vineyard every summer. My name is Caroline King. Every summer when I come to Martha’s Vineyard, I walk to downtown Vineyard Haven with my friends, but no guardian.

You see, the only reason I can walk downtown without any guardian is because my mom knows that I am safe.

No alcohol being sold in Vineyard Haven keeps me safe for many reasons. One of these reasons is that there won’t be a lot of drunken people or car accidents.

Please keep it this way in downtown Vineyard Haven so I’ll be able to walk downtown with my friends. Thank you.

Caroline King Saratoga, Calif.