Letters to the Editor

Time to turn over trail leadership

After a great deal of thought, I’ve decided the time has come for me to step aside from leadership of the Clear Creek Task Force.

I’ve turned the reins over to Mary Earl who has done a magnificent job setting up events for the past few years.

A recent project was a great example. About 100 volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring braved the weather to refurbish the surface of the North Trail.

There was “Awesome Annie,” a sophomore at Olympic High School who ran a wheel barrow ALL day long!

There was David, a fourth-grader at South Colby who meticulously helped his mom smooth the crushed rock in the form, and made sure the results were perfect.

Thirty volunteers from Wells Fargo trimmed brush and spread rock and sunshine all along the trail.

The Master Chiefs Association and sailors from SubGroup 9 and Bangor IMF moved tons of rock to the forms.

My special pal, Dean Enebo, brought his tractor to move rock and also gathered and returned all the tools for the event.

Dean is a Charter Member of the Task Force and has that Kiwanis spirit of service.

About noon, things got real quiet, and I saw everyone had a big brown box. Harrison Hospital had provided every volunteer with a great box lunch. Boy, was it good!

Today was a perfect example of what I love about this community; kids and moms, students and sailors, young and young at heart supported by local businesses coming together to help their community. It doesn’t get any better than that.

To all: It’s been great. Thanks a million.

Tex Lewis


Clear Creek Task Force


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