Ray Bryars: Thanks for the legacies
April 9, 2018
I recently drove along the Golden Center Freeway and felt a strong feeling of appreciation as I passed by the many areas that have been planted with beautiful daffodils.
I reflected on the volunteers who contributed to this glorious legacy and after a small amount of research I found that this Nevada County Master Gardeners' project was initiated in 1989. With the assistance of California wards from the Washington Ridge CYA camp, they planted over 2,000 bulbs a year for many years.
Similar feelings flow when I visit Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. A few dedicated visionary supporters rallied the community to keep the park gates of this jewel open. The community stepped up again to approve a tax to fund continued operation.
These are just two examples where people have contributed to making our community a better place. From what I can see, these people were not rich in terms of money, but they were visionaries with a strong love for their communities.
I believe that rich or poor, we can all look for ways that we can contribute to making our communities even better places to live. What legacy will you leave?
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