Toast the Norwalk Lions Club for putting on another outstanding Fourth of July Parade. An event like that takes hours and hours of preparation and the Lions always are there to step up. And it doesn't stop there. The Lions sell beer at Summit Motorsports Park as a fund-raiser, using much of the money to help distribute eyeglasses to the needy. The club collects, measures, labels and packages eyeglasses to distribute. A trip is planned to Nicaragua in May of 2008 by the local club.
Roast the city of Norwalk for the condition of the access road off Executive Drive at Veterans Memorial Lake Park. The park has much to offer, and was full of activity Saturday with a fishing derby and a disc golf tournament. But the road leading to the back of the park is a mess. We don't want to make it a racetrack, but a few speed bumps would keep everything in check. Hopefully, once the new Cline Street extension opens Wednesday, the city can turn its attention to the park.
Toast the Norwalk Veterans of Foreign War for stepping up to save this year's fireworks display in Norwalk. The Vets got help from other organizations, but they were the ones who took charge when the Jaycees stepped back and decided not to do it this year. Here's a suggestion for next year pass a hat at the event and take donations. Every little bit helps and if everybody threw in a buck or two, it would add up in a hurry.
Roast Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brady Quinn. We are beating him to the punch, assuming he is going to be a holdout. Quinn, expected to be a top five selection, slipped to the No. 22 spot when the Browns were more than happy to pick him up. The problem is this: Quinn wants to be paid like a top five pick, despite where he landed. C'mon Brady, sign that contract and prove your worth.