Patek rolls into Cuero City Council meeting on a mission
By Cameron Wallace
The Cuero Record
Jace Patek stood in front of the Cuero mayor and city council last Monday evening to make a proposal.
What made this especially interesting was that Jace is only 11 years old.
Patek, a grade 6 student at Cuero Junior High, stood before city leaders to make his pitch for the city to construct a skateboard park. This was a young man who had done his research in order to make a formal presentation.
“Me and my mom did some research about it, after school and stuff,” said Patek. “I ride scooters, and the closest place to do that is in Victoria, so I thought if we had a park in Cuero, for DeWitt County and everyone around us, it would be easier, so we could have it here instead of driving all the way to Victoria.”
Patek talked to his friends and classmates about the need for a skate park in Cuero who “thought it was cool that I was trying to do something to make some difference in the city.” Patek started a petition and is still collecting signatures in support of the proposed park.
How did this young man come to address the mayor and council? “I wrote a letter explaining my idea and didn’t think they would read it, but they did and asked me to come.”
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