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Residents support small town in many ways

 


To the Editor:

The people in this small town never cease to amaze me. The willingness to devote their time, energy, and resources for the betterment of our little community is, at times, beyond belief.

We are not a rich group of individuals, that’s for sure. Most of us are on fixed incomes and the rest are struggling to survive. Yet, when it comes to supporting our community, we are rich because we share the same goal. We want to see our town thrive and survive and are willing to go out of our way to make sure that happens.

Whether it’s supporting the renovation of our downtown, adding on to our library, enhancing our public areas, creating new events to celebrate our town and its identity, working together to create paths and trails of various types for the use and enjoyment of the town’s people and the folks (tourists) that we rely on, you are always there.

In honoring our military and paying tribute to their service with a special memorial, you are always there.

When it comes to supporting our students with educational scholarships and opportunities to expand their horizons, you are always there. In working to keep our school in our town because we know it is truly the “heart” of our community, you are always there.

In helping our seniors enjoy their later years by providing a special place to gather, socialize, enjoy a meal or have one delivered, you are always there.

And last, but surely not least, in supporting our chamber of commerce in its efforts to grow our economy in various ways to keep our town alive and vibrant, you are always there.

These are just a few examples of a community that works because we work together — our groups, committees, organizations, clubs and citizens. We have a vision for our future, that’s for sure. I don’t even need to name the town; you know who you are. And you are always there.

Toni Sendra

Mercer, Wis.