To the Editor:
Thanks, Carbondale, for keeping it beautiful during the eclipse. Thanks to volunteers who were constantly picking up litter on the strip.
Thanks to the city for the beautiful downtown area, with white sidewalks, lovely gardens, and no electrical lines.
As we were carrying a bag or recycling to a dumpster, a visitor ran up to us: "Incredible job on recycling ... this is so great ... I go to festivals in St Louis and it is never this good. Kudos to you guys!!"
We did a lot of things right during the eclipse. Thanks to all who helped.