From the Editor's Computer
My faith in humankind has been strengthened. There are some really good people out there. Of course, there are bad people too, but given the chance, some of them will occasionally come through when you need them to.
The young man, whom I wrote about last month, made the right choice (even if he left it to the last minute) in the end. I can only hope that he will start making better choices in his life, so he will not end up in a similar situation in the future.
The Communities in Bloom group had a wonderful experience with some young men who helped them finish the work on Heritage Park prior to the judging. Not only did these gentlemen help, but they also came up with some wonderful suggestions that were implemented into the design.
We need to encourage our young people to get involved in the community more. They need to know that their ideas are welcome. They need to feel accepted and valued for the contributions that they can make. They need opportunities to contribute in projects that are worthwhile and give them a sense of pride and accomplishment. Communities in Bloom has made a step in that direction. Who will be next?