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Mayor's Corner 08/19/2015

Dear Friends: 
A few days ago, our City Administrator, Matt Creamer, related a family experience he recently had.  Matt’s daughter, Rachel, brought her two little girls home to Richfield for a visit over the Pioneer Day weekend.  As they were preparing to return to the Wasatch Front on Monday, they decided to stop by the City Office to say goodbye to Grandpa.
 
Driving east on Center Street from the west side of town, Matt’s granddaughters, ages 8 and 5, began pointing and squealing with delight.  Their mom couldn’t figure out why they were so excited.  You would have thought they had spotted an ice cream truck or a carnival!
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Mayor's Corner 08/12/2015

Dear Friends: 

Last week I visited the Richfield Humanitarian Center.  It’s located in the basement of the Tabernacle on Center Street and 200 West in Richfield.
 
About two dozen service-minded individuals (mostly ladies) were busy sewing, quilt-making, sorting material and doing many other things. They put together school kits, toys, dolls, special handmade bags and so much more.
 
Center Directors Glen and Roxie Taylor and Les and Joyce Bell had each invited me to stop by because this is a special place. They were right!
 
The original emphasize of the Center was providing cheer at Christmas, but they are now sending items throughout the valley and all over the world to needy children and adults, year-round.  I was fortunate to be in Mexico last October and distributed wheelchair and walking-chair bags and clothing protectors in a center where seniors had very little. There were tears from both givers and receivers.
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Mayor's Corner 08/05/2015

Dear Friends: 
Demolition Derby!  Just saying those two words brings up all kinds of thoughts.  There are those who say, "if you've seen one, you've seen them all."  Others I know wouldn't miss one unless they were in the hospital.
 
I'm not going get into rule changes and prize dollars.  Those things can be discussed for hours and most likely will be.  My purpose here is simply to express appreciation for the great Richfield Lions Club, and for the outstanding men and women who donate every cent they make back into the community.
 
I’m a raving fan of the Lions Club and all that it represents.  My father was a Lion and was Club President at least once.  Dad was a hard worker.  The Ideal Dairy required lots of effort and lots of hours.  Many of his hours spent away from work were spent at the Lions Park, with its adjoining baseball field.  There was always planting, painting, digging and pruning to do.
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