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On The Waterfront — 6.26.14

Bill Greenwood, the interim parks director for the city of Coeur d'Alene, 2014-15 leads Leadership Coeur d'Alene classmates on a tour of the new McEuen Park early this afternoon. (Coeur d'Alene Today photo: Keith Erickson)

So I'm doing a lap around McEuen Park as part of my new route for my afternoon walk when I recognize a man walking toward me — in a kilt. It was interim parks director Bill Greenwood. We were on the trail between the Dog Park and the tennis courts. Rather than small talk, I asked: “Why the kilt.” He explained that it had something to do with a bet involving a member of the current Leadership Coeur d'Alene class. Bill says he wore the kilt on a challenge from a Leadership Coeur d'Alene member. It’s not the first time Bill wore a kilt as part of the chamber’s Leadership Coeur d’Alene program. During a mock public hearing awhile back, Bill wore a kilt for his role in the hearing, which involved a strip club and whether it was in violation of city zoning ordinances. A mock City Council allowed the strip club. Obviously, Bill was upholding his part of the double dog dare today. But, checking Bill's Facebook page, I notice a family photo of the Greenwood men in kilts. Gotta admire a guy who's comfortable in his own kilt.

Question: Would you wear a kilt on a dare?

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