When their request to paint and decorate downtown Port Burwell hydro poles with
their own multi-coloured hand prints, to beautify their community, was turned down
by a local Hydro One supervisor, students from Port Burwell Public School were unwilling
to take no for an answer and posted a video on YouTube directly requesting the President
of Hydro One, Mr. Carmine Marcello, to grant them permission.
This is a link to the student's video:
http://youtu.be/TZYrLNsDX6U. It got circulated by email in an attempt to
make the video go viral. Let's help the kids teach the adults how simple things can
be if we just take the time to listen and think about the possibilities. As Will
says in the video,"kids don't know when to take no for an answer," and what a good
thing that is. Please help by letting people know about the video. read
At Port Stanley News.com we forwarded our link to the video to Hydro One, asking
them to make Mr. Marcello aware of it. Today we received this news in our inbox:
The community of Pt. Burwell is thrilled to announce that yesterday afternoon, the
President of Hydro One, Mr. Carmine Marcello, granted the children's wish to paint
designated poles along Robinson Street in Pt. Burwell, under their guidance and
In response to the children's video request posted on YouTube last Sunday, Mr. Marcello
posted his personal response on YouTube, a link to which is provided here:
In the New Year, we will be working with Hydro One to develop a timeline for this
event, which we will be happy to share with you.
Margot (Auber) Pieters
A good news story with a happy ending. Will just may be right, sometimes taking
"no" for an answer is not the best option.