Letter: Let’s be clear: We need each otherSummer brings people together. This summer, with more people pulling together and reaching out, I’ve noticed new friendships and acquaintances.
By: Catherine C. Olson, Eau Galle Township, River Falls Journal
Summer brings people together. This summer, with more people pulling together and reaching out, I’ve noticed new friendships and acquaintances.
There’s a more profound energy in our current friendships and family relationships. I’ve experienced that we’re a little kinder these days in everyday ways, even with a nod and a smile.
We need this and we need each other to heal in different ways.
The Habitat Eco Village story in last week’s Journal was heartwarming — A cultivation of neighbor helping neighbor and pride in one’s home.
Last weekend two community theaters put on a production of “Tom Sawyer” and brought young and old together for this belly laughing event about a normal small town on a river.
I’m glad it wasn’t a fantasy story, as it brought many of us down-to-earth from recent events.
Over 63 kids from the community with two lively directors put on a great annual summer show in ONE week.
Afterwards, many filled up the Dairy Queen with lively chatter and got some great service from staff.
The next day, the Nepali Benefit at Glen Park and St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice walk on the White Pathway brought more together in different ways. Music in the Park is rockin,’ sporting events bring excitement, and the Pierce County Fair is coming!
How lucky we are to live on a great river to play. Churches are bustling and community support groups bring youth together.
Summer is here and more events are planned to bring us together, as we build upon the safety and security of this good community.
Although we live 20 minutes east of town, I’m glad to call River Falls my town.