Missed the ball

To the Journal editor:

As a new resident of the past year to the Marquette area, I find Marquette to be a very nice city. After seeing the crew setting up the makeshift aluminum foil ball for ringing in the new year of 2013, I had to laugh at the newscast and decided not to take my family downtown.

After all, the city could clearly afford some type of better looking features other than aluminum foil. I find it embarrassing to the city.

Brandon Little