Jan. 20, 2012: Building our community takes everyone working together, by Kayla Dvorak

January 20, 2012 by

A community needs to stay strong. How else could it function if nobody worked together to make decisions for the better of the society? When making choices that will affect everyone, people need to take a walk in someone else’s shoes before they decide what would be best for that person.

Everyone has to be involved in a community. If you want a say in what happens in your community, go to a town meeting and vote in city elections. Do your part in the community; represent your town or city. Make it look like a nice place to live. When you want to buy a car, buy it from your car dealership, not from the next town over. Let your town reach its full potential.

Another important part of being involved in the community is getting to know the other residents of the town or city. You cannot feel like you belong if you do not know the people living around you. Listen to their opinions as well because what they have to say is important. Whatever decisions your community makes will affect you because everyone should work together to make their community a better place to live.

Making the community better involves doing your part. If everyone is not on the same page about helping make the town a better place then it will not work smoothly.

— Kayla Dvorak is an eighth grader at Concordia Junior High School. She is the daughter of Heath Dvorak and Sharon Klima.





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