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"Veterans Day is a time of acknowledging an often-forgotten past, filled with conflict in defending our way of life."
We begin the month with Election Day. It is a wonderful time to exercise our rights in selecting leaders, and approving amendments which represent our best interests. Voting helps shape the future, and honors those who are willing to run for office. Every eligible individual should cast a ballot. Be thankful that we live in a nation that allows, encourages, and provides the opportunity elections to occur; Election Day commemorates hope for a promising future.
We have Veterans Day, originally established to commemorate the World War I Armistice, which was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Perhaps you just know it as a holiday, or a moment in time to respect service-before-self. On Veterans Day, we have a chance to ponder, as we honor and give thanks to all the men and women who have served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces. Their commitment and sacrifice should be a reminder of what it takes to be able to live, work, and play in our amazing city. Veterans Day is a time of acknowledging an often-forgotten past, filled with conflict in defending our way of life. Finally, we have Thanksgiving Day; a time of celebration and giving thanks for the produce and blessings of the past year. This special holiday is a remembrance of the first harvest festival, initiated and celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. For generations, it has been a day of giving thanks to God for his many blessings, and for expressing our gratitude to family and friends. As Thanksgiving Day approaches, contemplate the many wonderful blessings you enjoy. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the first steps taken to create a great nation! We have much to be thankful for, and much to offer to others. (Give thanks for the little things in life, and you will be grateful for the important things in life). Be safe and keep your family safe! Robert Dandoy, Mayor
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Roy City Updates Key Community Contacts MAYOR Robert Dandoy: firstname.lastname@example.org - 801-774-1028 BY JAN BURRELL
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary efforts, and the citizens and employees of Roy City certainly know how to jump in and engage in those endeavors. Our residents and staff have walked through difficult days during 2020, and yet, we continue to see progress in our city and positive attitudes continue to abound. I have seen multiple necessary budget adjustments, road projects moving forward, improvements in our parks (even the dog park, just ask Ruth Osborne) and strong support for our public safety teams.Â
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The windstorm devastation that many of our community members witnessed on the morning of September 9 was just another historic event that called for neighbors, friends and city staff to pull together and make things happen. It was inspiring to see that our community members and city workers were not only willing to help those within our community circle, but also eager to reach out to neighboring communities in need. Countless hours were donated by individuals as well as our city workforce and again, we see evidence of ONE TOWN â€“ ONE TEAM. It has often been said that in a crisis, we see either the best or the worst characteristics of people. I am proud to belong to a community where others always seem to rise to their best. Thanks again to our incredible citizens and staff.
City Council Meetings This month's meeting will be available on YouTube. For those who wish to make comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to the Zoom chats.
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Breen Family Medicine located at 5991 S. 3500 W., Suite 400 in Roy (801-845-4911), opened their doors on September 1st of this year. At Breen Family Medicine, the focus is on the patient as a whole person, not just their individual pieces, parts, and ailments. The clinic emphasizes a collaborative approach between patient and provider, guiding patients to meet their optimal health goals. Patients receive personalized primary care, with a focus on disease prevention and health promotion. Our clinicians are skilled at managing chronic diseases, including diabetes, sleep apnea, and weight loss. We're also experts at providing a variety of additional procedures, including injections and suturing, hormone replacement therapy, and physical examinations. Annamarie Breen has a passion for caring for individuals and their family members across their entire lifespan. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and completed her undergraduate at Weber State University. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana State University.
Indoor Air Sampling Program The Air Force has begun its annual outreach to homes and businesses in the city that are near areas of groundwater contamination from Hill Air Force Base. Those affected should have received a mailing and are being offered free indoor air sampling to determine if potentially harmful vapors from the groundwater could be entering homes or workplaces. Sampling began in October and will go through March of 2021. If vapors are found above established action levels, the Air Force will take steps to prevent those vapors from entering the home or building. The city drinking water has not been affected by the contamination. If you did not receive a letter, your home or business is not within an area of concern. Those receiving the mailing are encouraged to request indoor air sampling. Information about the program, including COVID precautions that will be taken during sampling and maps showing the areas eligible for sampling, is available at www.hill.af.mil/IAP.
Air Force Offers Free Indoor Air Testing The Air Force is offering free indoor air testing to residents and businesses that are over areas of groundwater contamination from Hill Air Force Base. Potentially harmful chemical vapors from the groundwater could be entering homes or workplaces. Having a test done is the only way to ensure your indoor air is safe.
The Spanglish located at 5517 S. 1900 W. in Roy (385400-1100) for tasty snacks, drinks, and hot menu items. Their shelves are filled with a huge variety of treats and candies. Below are just a few items from the menu. Savor Mangoneada (fruits on a stick), Raspados (shaved ice with a choice of over 2 dozen flavors) â€“ or try the hot! Diablito, or Liquados (malts with seasonal fruit including papaya, strawberry, or banana). There are shakes, smoothies, soft drinks, and Aquas Frescas (flavored water). Enjoy fruit dishes like Vas de Fruta (seasonal fruit cup with lemon, salt and chili power); Coco Con Helado (ice cream inside melon or coconut); Fresas Con Crema (fresh strawberries and cream); and much more. If you love nachos or fries, theyâ€™ve got you covered: try Nachesquites; Crazy Nachos; Flaming Hot Cheese Fries; Supreme Fries; or Esquite (toasted corn) Fries. Watch the menu for tamales, shrimp cocktail, and fish tacos. 6 royconnection.com | November 2020
A letter with details about the testing was mailed to affected areas in October. If you received a letter, testing is needed. If your home has been tested previously and you received the letter mailing, additional testing is needed. If you did not receive a letter, your home or business does not require testing and is not in the affected area. All testing is free and requires placement of a pencil-size device in the home for 26 days. Any mitigation to stop vapors from entering homes or other buildings, if needed, will also be free. Testing will run from October 2020 to March 2021. For more information, including COVID precautions that will be taken during sampling and maps showing areas eligible for testing, go to: www.hill.af.mil/IAP or call 801-775-3651/3652.
+ CIT Y NEWS Its already time for our Holiday Home Decoration Contest! With 2020 being the year it was, we would love to make this our biggest year for entries ever! If you would like to NOMINATE a home in December, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and title it “Holiday Homes.” ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 18TH. Winners will be announced at the January 5th city council meeting. Prizes will be mailed out! The judges will be driving around to all nominees the week of Christmas to make their decisions.
2020 Holid ay Home Decor ation Contest
Please participate, and make Roy City the most festive city in the State this year! We will be holding our annual house decoration contest as we have before. Roy CTC and Roy City joined together… to bring the Fourth Annual National Family Dinner Night to the Roy community. Their goal is to share the importance of families eating together. Cars of families lined up to pick up their dinners, 600 Subway meals were passed out, and the group ‘Pockets Full of Sunshine’ gave out 200 craft kits. Roy City employees and officials, Roy Communities That Care Coalition (CTC), Roy Jr. High’s Latinos in Action, and other community members rocked this event and did a fantastic job. We have a wonderful community with a lot of involvement. Together we can make a difference!
The saying goes, “Families who eat together, stay together,” but did you know family dinners may also reduce the risk of addiction? According to the National Center on Addiction, families who eat three or more meals a week together reduce a teen’s risk of using tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. When parents engage with their children over a meal, their relationships are better. Children feel like they are part of a unit, a team. They connect with the people who mean the most to them. Parents become and remain the people they turn to, when significant problems crop up. Look forward to conversations about grades, dating, borrowing the car, and moving away. Our children won’t always agree with us - and that’s okay. Why? Because we raise them to be independent thinkers and to express themselves effectively. These conversations start at the dinner table!
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Tree Lighting Ceremony Cancelled Due to Covid-19, we will not be holding our customary Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, which traditionally includes school performances, Holiday Craft Boutique, Santa, and food trucks. We have good news though! Roy City staff is still working very hard to make sure we still have our beautiful tree lighting display. Lights will be available to view November 23rd through January 10th at the Roy City Municipal Offices (5051 S 1900 W). Please come out with your family and friends to walk or drive through our display, and remember to follow all social distancing rules. Masks are encouraged. We will be back in 2021!
Cemetery Winter Regulations October 29th will be the last day of 2020 that graves will be cleared for maintenance. No graves will be cleared off during the months of November and December. Graves will be cleared on the last Thursdays of January, February, and March 2021.
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For grades 4th-9th, coaches will be allowed to protect 3 players (including their child). Mutual buddy requests allow for each participant to request ONE friend to be on the same team, SO LONG AS THE SAME FRIEND REQUESTS THEM. For example, Joey requests Tommy and Tommy requests Joey. Joey and Tommy will be assigned to the same team. Listing more than ONE friend will void the request. If Joey requests Tommy but Tommy doesn’t request a buddy or request Joey, the request will be voided. Requests not guaranteed. There will be no live draft this season.
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November Calendar of Events
SCHOOL EVENTS ROY HIGH Nov 3: UHSAA Drill Camp 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Nov 6: Football Playoffs Quarter Finals 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Nov 13: Volleyball & NAL @ Wahlquist 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 17: Volleyball & NAL @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 25: No school. Open Swim starts at 1;00 pm
Nov 20: Volleyball & NAL @ North Ogden3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 26: Closed
Nov 11: Veterans Day Assembly
Nov 24: Volleyball & NAL @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 13: Football Playoffs Semifinals 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break
Nov 14: Debate Tournament NSDA Springboard 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Sadies Dance 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Nov 18: Turkey Olympics Assembly 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Senior Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Nov 19: Mama Mia Musical Opening Night 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
ROY ELEMENTARY Nov 18: Food Pantry Nov 20: Early Out Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break
VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY Nov 6: Fall Picture Retakes
Nov 20 - 23: Mama Mia Musical 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Nov 11: Community Council Meeting 3 p.m.
Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break
Nov 20: Early Out
ROY JR. HIGH Nov 3: Volleyball & NAL @ South Ogden 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov 6: Volleyball & NAL @ Sand Ridge 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov 10: Volleyball & NAL @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov 17: Volleyball & NAL @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov 20: Volleyball & NAL @ Snowcrest 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov 24: Volleyball & NAL @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break Nov 30: School Play auditions 2:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
SAND RIDGE JR. HIGH
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LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY Nov 2: Community Council Meeting 3:30 p.m. Nov 6: Fall Picture Retakes Nov 20: Early Out Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break
FREEDOM ELEMENTARY Nov 12: Community Council Meeting 3:30 p.m. Nov 13: Picture Retakes Nov 20: Early Out Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break
NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY Nov 20: Early Out
Nov 3: Volleyball & NAL @ Snowcrest 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break
Nov 5: Football Championship
Nov 6: Volleyball & NAL @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 11: Fall Picture Retakes
Nov 10: Volleyball & NAL @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 25 - 27: No School Thanksgiving Break
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Nov 20: Early Out
Nov 27: Holiday Hours: Open 12pm-6pm (no lap swim). Nov 27: Dec. Water Aerobic Registration. Runs Nov 30 - Dec 24
PARKS & RECREATION Nov 30: Boys and Girls Basketball Registration ends. Coed K - 9th grade & High School Boys.
CITY EVENTS Roy City has an extensive Virtual Recreation Center available at Royutah. org. There are indoor & outdoor activities, and resources for Senior adults. Roy City wants to stay connected with residents, so share what you’re up to with them on social media!
LIBRARY EVENTS New Service: Book Bundles Parents and caregivers, there is a new way to get quick access to reading materials for children ages 0-12 years old. Call your library location and let staff know the reading level and topic your child is interested in, they will do the rest. Book Bundles also include resources to help you teach your student. Books available in English and Spanish Staff will notify you when your bundle of books is ready. At check out, each book in the Bundle will be placed on your account, but items can be returned separately at any of the five Weber County Libraries. For more information or to start your bundle, call 801-337-2674 Nov 4-30: Library Bingo. Check out Weber County Library’s virtual programming content! New videos are shared online at www.weberpl.org and via the Library’s Facebook page.
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Art at Home: Learn how to draw faces without reference, using this simple step-by-step guide to proportion!
Storytime for Littles: Weekly video program with stories and songs for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.
Craft at Home: Make a simple, adorable gnome decoration using just a few supplies! Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Instructional video can be found at https://vimeo. com/showcase/wclcrafting
Zoom Book Discussions: Limited free copies of the book will be available. Book discussions will be held via Zoom. To register, call your location or sign up at www.weberpl.lib. ut.us/discover/grown-ups-corner
Cuentos en Español: Un programa en español con historias y canciones para toda la familia.
Nov 18: If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power 7 p.m. | Southwest Branch | 801-337-2670
Novel Teen Book Talks: Get reading recommendations just for teens from Weber County Library staff.
Gallery Artist: Marc Desobeau | Railroad Paintings
Nov 9: Utah Youth Rodeo @ Golden Spike Event Center 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Nov 1-Dec 31: Gallery at Southwest Branch
Nov 15: Matched Horses Races @ Golden Spike Event Center 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Silly Storytime: Weekly video program with stories and songs for preschool children.
FUN THINGS TO DO Nov 1: Back to the Future FREE @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Nov 4: Free Monday Concert featuring Louisiana 801 @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Nov 6-8: Acorn’s Antique & Vintage Show @ Golden Spike Event Center 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov 8-9: Ogden Film Festival @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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Awards: 2017-18: Student Body President, Roy Jr High 2017: Standard Examiner All Area Soccer Honorable Mention 2018: Standard Examiner All Area Soccer Honorable Mention 2019: Standard Examiner All Area Soccer 2nd Team 2019: Deseret News Girls Soccer All State Honorable Mention Titles: Girls Soccer Caption Junior and Senior year Talents and Hobbies: Strong leadership skills Very Athletic Great dancing abilities Loves vacationing with family Hanging out with friends Hiking Fishing Watching Netflix
Awards: All region basketball Second-Team All Region in football Black Night award (grades, citizenship, service) Academic All State Track State qualifier 4.0 GPA Eagle Scout Titles: Varsity starter football basketball, and baseball Yearbook editor Talents & Hobbies Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Dirt Bike and snowmobile riding (Bilingual, Strong leadership skills, ) Service: Planted trees at Lindquist Mortuary Utah food bank service Laid sod at Emma Russell Park Worked Roy Days Events Scouting Service Projects Teaching 9th-grade English at Sandridge Jr. High
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A Night out with the Hansen's “When she looked in the room, she felt the urge to laugh and cry.” BY JENNY GOLDSBERRY
here used to be a farm at about 2700 West and 5600 South. It was known as the Poor Farm. According to the Salt Lake Herald, “The purchase is intended to furnish a self-supporting home for unfortunates who may be thrown upon the public charity.” This was really just a nickname for the Weber County Infirmary, built in 1888. It was a place where people could be medically treated, even though they didn’t have the means to pay. These residents could pay the Infirmary back for their treatment and lodging by working on the farm. Many people were buried there, at what was called the “Poor Farm Cemetery.”
routine of their lives. For the younger folks, it was an exciting opportunity to meet new people (possibly a spouse). To sell the idea to the parents, these two boys promised to wash the dishes. At that time in history, washing the dishes was not as simple as putting them in a dishwasher. It involved boiling water to use to rinse them, then using sugar, sand, or baking soda as a cleaning liquid, and scrubbing dishes and pans with a bristle brush. The family got ready to go out so the boys kept their end of the deal. After a long night on the town, the family returned home late. Before going to bed, Martha opened the cupboard and found that the boys had stashed the dirty dishes inside, ‘as is’.
Hans Christian Hansen lived at the Infirmary with his wife, Jane Bringham Hansen, and their eight children, Martha, Ray, Lorin, Edna, Edith, Earl, One day, Jane heard her Thelma, and Neta. Their stories daughter Thelma in the other are recorded in the book “Roy, room laughing hysterically Utah: Our Hometown” by Rose while her other daughter, and Ida Dalton. One night after Neta, was crying and sounding dinner, two neighbor boys came a little panicked. When she over to be with the Hansen looked into the room, she children. Together, they plotted felt the urge to laugh and to go on an outing to Ogden cry. Neta had gotten a sheet for the evening. Ogden, at that The Hansen Family of fly paper stuck to her face. time, was a community center. 1. Earl, Hans C., Thelma, Jane Bringham Hansen, Neta In that day, fly paper was 2. Martha (Thompson), Ray, Lorin, Edna (Robson), Edith (Peek) The Golden Spike had already a piece of paper dipped in been driven in Promontory, molasses. Most farmers could make their own molasses at Utah, making transcontinental travel possible in the United home by boiling the sugar cane they grew themselves. A States. More train lines connected northern Utah, southern popular crop in this area was also sugar beets, which grew Idaho, the Salt Lake Valley and Ogden. Tourists could come easily in the Utah climate. Molasses was also made out of from all over to visit Ogden. The city began with a fur-trader boiled sugar beet water. Flies would be attracted to land history, so it had a better shopping center than Roy. It was on the sweet paper and immediately be perpetually stuck. also one of very few cities at the time that had a projector This was the sort of flypaper plastered to Neta’s face, and for picture shows. It was Utah’s second largest city. For the older folks, it was a place to break from the monotonous was likely removed after a lot of washing and scraping.
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Should you go back to school to earn your degree? How the coronavirus is changing the job market:
Juggling life’s commitments with school? It’s very doable.
Almost overnight, life changed dramatically. What was once a strong economy and robust employment outlook vanished in the blink of an eye. Thanks to the pandemic, the U.S. has been in a recession for several months.1
Thanks to technology, going back to school doesn’t necessarily equate to sitting in a classroom. With work and family commitments, you can still earn your degree online and work around your current schedule – doing your coursework on your lunch break, while the baby’s napping, or even at midnight when there’s peace and quiet. By effectively applying time management skills, even those with busy schedules can still earn a degree.
What does this mean for you? Whether you’ve been laid off or are one of those fortunate to keep their job, now is the time to review your career goals and gain the skills you need to be more marketable. In an economic environment where jobs are scarce, earning a degree just makes sense.
Education as an investment... now more than ever. A recent report from the New York Fed’s Liberty Tree Economics blog2 analyzed the returns from a college education. The study found that even though college continues to get more expensive, the financial benefits of earning a degree still make higher education a good investment. The data also indicates that college graduates tend to earn a substantial wage premium in the labor market. In fact, the current rate of return for a Bachelor’s degree is nearly 14%!2 Education has always been a good investment. Now it may be a crucial investment as well.
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gden Musical Theater was born in 2017. It had been nearly a decade since Utah Musical Theater closed, but Weber County had the vision to bring musical theatre back to Peery’s Egyptian Theater. Kassi Bybee was handpicked for the job and she said, when they first asked her to launch this program, she wasn’t sure it was even possible. However, she believed to her core that if she brought in the right people to help, they could accomplish something amazing, and they have! Things have been strange and challenging this year with the pandemic, however support has remained strong for the theatre and the Kids Act Up Theatre Camp that they have held, with precautions. They sold out the Kids Act Up Camp even though there were some strict requirements for all participants. Plus, the camp still went well despite everyone wearing masks and social distancing. Coming up later this month is a season tradition performance of Five Carols for Christmas. A comedy set in the 1950’s of five women, all of whom happen to be named Carol, who have
taken on the task of arranging the annual PTA Christmas performance. It is a hilarious look at all the challenges that arise and the comedy ensues. It is a great way to get some laughs while celebrating your holiday season. This musical was actually written and produced by two Weber State educators. Jim Christian is a professor emeritus from Weber State University and has 40 years of professional experience as a director, teacher, actor, writer and producer. Jim wrote this musical with friend and colleague Kenneth Plain who is the composer. The musical features both original songs combined with some traditional Christmas favorites. Maurie Tarbox is the Artistic Director for Ogden Musical Theatre and she is directing this year’s performance. Jim said the musical is spun off from his memories watching his mother and her friends. His favorite part of writing the musical has been getting to know each character as he developed their niche and influence in the group. Some are based on actual people. He also loves that it was set in the 1950’s, a fond time in his life. It is so special to have a musical theater to serve our community, especially one of this caliber. Nearly 5 years ago when the idea was brought forward, America First Credit Union took a risk and donated to just a dream, an idea really. Their help, combined with the support of RAMP Grants, Stewart Education Foundation and Weber State University, helped get things off the ground. In addition, cooperation and access to Weber State University’s Performing Arts programs gives the Ogden Musical Theater the ability to put out top quality events with local talent. “There is no need to hire big names and bring them in, we have all we need here and it exceeds expectations;” said Kassi.
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Warm the Soles Here at Wasatch Peaks Credit Union, we are excited to host our annual Warm the Soles Fundraising Program. Warm the Soles is an incredible opportunity for our community to provide new Nike® shoes to local elementary school children who are in need! This year, our recipients have been selected from the following elementary schools: Burch Creek, Heritage, James Madison, Municipal, New Bridge, North Park, Odyssey, Riverdale, Roosevelt, T.O. Smith, Wasatch, and Washington Terrace Elementary.
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Don’t worry, this is not going to be a lecture on how amazon. com is evil and ruining our local economy. I personally use Amazon, probably a little too much. I do however make every effort to buy locally. I recently wanted to buy some sporting equipment and shopped locally at four stores, until I couldn’t find what I needed and then went online. To me, that extra effort is worth it because I am a local business owner and I want to support others who also have local businesses.
While I can recognize the beauty and convenience of buying something in my pjs and having a brown box on my doorstep, sometimes the very next day, I also love getting a scoop of ice cream from Big Scoops Ice Cream, or some flowers from Reed Floral. I also know they don’t exist unless a portion of us makes the choice to shop there. So this season, I encourage you to make the effort to stop at a local shop, buy from them if they have what you want or need. It helps, it really does.
I love walking into Harmon’s, Kent’s or Smith’s and seeing the neighbor’s kids working there, learning at their first job. Ben Lomond Heating and Air hired my son for his first job. Advanced Electrolysis, hired my daughter for her first job. To me though, it is bigger than that. It is connection to our community. It is why this magazine is called Connection! By shopping local, we get to be part of the community and support someone who lives here too, someone who hires us, or our kids. Since nearly half of the workforce is employed by small businesses, there is a 1 in 2 chance that you work for, or own, a small business. Our economy needs you, and me, and all of us to thrive.
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