Feb. 20, 2015: By supporting our community, we become better stewards, by Chance LeDuc

February 20, 2015 by

Chance LeDuc

Chance LeDuc

There are many ways to support our community as a citizen of Concordia. Donating cans of food to the local food bank or giving blood at during an American Red Cross drive are just a couple of ideas.

Another area where citizens can show support is the Broadway Plaza development that the Chamber of Commerce is hoping to build in downtown Concordia on West Sixth Street. This plaza is a great way to improve our community by attracting people to the downtown area.

When people visit downtown, they are likely to shop at our local businesses. Shopping locally helps generate tax dollars that can then be used for the general good of Concordia.

The plaza project, along with the newly established Cloudville playground in City Park will make Concordia an even better place to live. If we all can come together and create the plaza I mentioned, it will open great opportunities for our citizens.

Lastly, I would like to touch base with the parents of the children going to school who may not know about school-sponsored fundraisers. Specifically, I’ll mention Red Ribbon Week and Pennies for Patients.

I have noted that kids in my school are not participating in these activities as much as they could. I believe that most parents have no idea about these significant activities and fundraisers.

As a parent, if you stay informed about what’s going on at school, you can help your child understand the importance of being involved and helping others when you can. This alone will help children understand the importance of being good stewards when they can. When we become better stewards, we become a better community.

 

Chance LeDuc is an eighth grader at Concordia Junior High School. He is the son of Darrin and Sherry LeDuc. 

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