By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 06, 2011 at 12:43 PM

In my recent article about spending time atop the Wisconsin Gas Light Building checking out "the flame," building manager Amy Schroeckenthaler discloses that it costs about $3,000 a month in energy bills to keep the flame a-glow.

This sparked numerous Talkbackers to give their opinions as to whether or not it's worth it. What do you think? Is the flame an integral part of Milwaukee's history and image that should remain aglow at all costs, or is it a big waste of money?

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.