November - December 2021 Holiday Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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Why I Love

Santa Clara M

y husband, Brian, and I moved to our home in Santa Clara 21 years ago. We knew instantly that we never wanted to leave. Santa Clara has been an amazing place to raise our children. Our neighbors have become like family to us. Everyone looks out for each other. We have been surrounded by people in our community that are great examples of kindness, resilience, and service to others, especially as we watched our community come together after two different floods that destroyed homes and devastated families. It was miraculous to watch everyone (children, teenagers, and adults) jump in and help each other in any way that they could. Santa Clara was settled by hard-working pioneers, and that work ethic has been carried down through the generations that have stayed in this incredible area.

You cannot beat the red hills that we are surrounded by and the beautiful tree-lined streets. And in the middle of it all, you will find Frei’s Fruit Market filled with locally grown produce that we get to enjoy all summer long. We feel truly blessed to call Santa Clara our home! -Shannon Akins

Why I Love B

Mesquite

eing born and raised in the second largest city in the country and then being a resident in Mesquite for 13 years has been a total 180 degrees. I love where I live because of the combination of the surrounding natural beauty, seeing the stars at night, local events, and the overwhelming sense of community. As the holiday season approaches and another year is almost gone, we become aware of the needs of the community for volunteers, kettle ringers, and those willing to help others. The holidays are my favorite time of year, but I love Mesquite because all year round, the community continues to donate, help others, and to support charities and the many organizations that donate their time and resources to those who need it. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! - Tracy Beck

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