To the editor:
After reading Mr. Teaters account of his day spent cleaning up Cynthiana, I felt compelled to write about my day as well.
I was not born and raised in Harrison County but my husband was. When my husband first brought me to Cynthiana in 1996, I fell in love with this town. In 2004, when he left active duty Army, I knew this was the place where we were going to raise our children.
My husband is currently deployed with the Cynthiana National Guard and also is a Cynthiana firefighter. When I first read about the clean-up in the paper, I immediately thought of our firefighters cleaning up the streets last summer and where my husband is now, and I knew this was a great opportunity for me and my children to become involved with the community and show my support for my husband on the home front.
If it was good enough for our firefighters to be out there sweeping the streets, well it was good enough for me and my children, too. I began recruiting volunteers from my classes at Midway and my daughters also began recruiting their friends for this event. In all, we had 13 volunteers on our team: three adults and 10 children ranging from elementary school to high school.
April 6 not only turned out to be a beautiful day weather wise, but a beautiful day to see all the youth out there smiling, laughing, working together and doing something good for the community. The sense of pride I felt really lit a fire under me to want to do more. It takes one person to make a difference, and that day I saw many.
I want to say a big thank you to the people that organized this event as well as my team who did a great job cleaning up the Bridge Street area. I look forward to other opportunities and challenge others to become involved as well.