Re "New arena is an opportunity for Old Sac" (Forum, March 30): I love Rob Turner's energy and enthusiasm for Old Sac. Something has to get hip to take visitors to more than an Evangeline's tour and a Rio City Cafe drink.
Old has become old. In an age of instant entertainment, pleasant people strolling about Old Sac in period clothing doesn't evoke enough energy to even truly inspire a third grade field trip. Old Sac actually has fun, dynamic restaurants, activities and history, all drawn back into our iconic buildings' ancient woodwork.
Please Old Sac, do bring your active visuals, your tempting scents, your energized music and your inspired energy out onto the streets. Make it hard for a visitor to not feel the fun and spirit of old saloons, gold-panners and blacksmith.! Many a spirited character lives within Old Sac's walls. We're waiting to meet them.
-- Mitch Darnell, Sacramento