A few days ago, I was watching my grandson play baseball in the developmental league on the fields at Pahvant Elementary School. There’s no better way for a granddad to relive the joys of childhood than watching your own play a game that you love!
I was in the third grade when the Pahvant School opened back in prehistoric times. I have a lot of history there. Watching the game, I remembered how bad the grass looked a couple years ago. Even worse was the condition of the ballfields and the associated back stops, dugouts and fences. Then something happened that once again reminded me why I love this community.
Somebody stepped up to the plate --- pardon the pun. This time it was a family who always pitches in; the White Family of course. They rallied many others who also saw the need, and the results are beautiful baseball fields where our kids and grandkids can make memories.
Most of the time, service in our community, our churches and beyond runs in families. It’s because someone has set an example of service. That’s certainly true of the White family. Often, folks don’t even need to be asked. They see a need and, “Shazam”, things begin to happen for the good of all concerned. Problems are solved, improvements are made, and lives are changed for the better. That’s what community is all about.
Right now, I feel an urgent need to express my thanks to the builders and protectors of our community. We’re all indebted to those who have and will put their lives on the line to protect our way of life, and for those who recognize needs, who step up, and who build up.Mayor David Ogden