By Henry Wade
Traditionally, I personally prefer not to call attention to my role or contributions in community events especially when saying thank you to so many unselfish community servants. However I felt compelled to take this opportunity to thank my fellow members of American Legion Post 133 along with the Auxiliary and event sponsors for working together on the tremendously successful appreciation event held at the Veterans Center, Saturday, Oct. 8.
During our initial discussions I was immediately convinced that showing our appreciation for first responders was a no-brainer. However, including school teachers and elected officials seemed like a wonderful opportunity to publicly demonstrate that we recognize their daily efforts to support the community.
Without the services of these core community members, the City of Maricopa would be an insignificant bump on State Route 347.
The image of up to 200 attendees was also proof positive that we, the members of the organizing committee, were on the right path. It also demonstrated to our sponsors that their contributions were well placed and made a tangible mark on the entire event.
I would say that all of this is typical but there is nothing typical about the City of Maricopa. You “rock” family, which is why I join the multitude in stating, I Love Maricopa!
Henry Wade is a member of American Legion Post 133 and a city councilmember.