ON THE MAP - August 24, 2006
“The dream still lives in us and
shall not die,
If we keep faith with them,
We keep faith with ourselves.”
This quotation was taken from the play, “The
Lost Colony,” at Roanoke Island in Virginia. It is said that the
Lost Colony, first settlers to the new world, laid the
foundation for settlers here in America.
We have been watching the demolition of the old
town hall this past week. Somehow, it does not have a depressing
effect on most of us. Our mayor, Wilbert Kerby, even stated, “It
is the mark of a new beginning.”
A new beginning can mean focusing our efforts on
rebuilding and revitalization.
We know what we can’t do, but we need to
remember what we can do. We can’t do much with the town’s
budget, but we can work together, volunteer our efforts and
donations, and work by neighborhoods to add beauty to our town.
Some may say, “We don’t live in Grantsville, why
should we care?” Grantsville is the county seat. If Grantsville
does not flourish, the county might follow. Most county
businesses that have aided the town are not even located in
Center District. These groups cared enough to help.
A Community Design Team visited Calhoun County
in August of 2000. Representatives of all areas of the county
participated in two full days of discussions. These discussions
concerned all aspects of our lives. What happened after the
I searched for a report today and finally found
one lonely copy in the county agent’s office. We actually have
accomplished some of the goals set forth at that time, but it
says, “The community must decide together which of the
recommendations in the report to implement and how to prioritize
them . . . The citizens of Calhoun County have taken positive
steps forward by attending these sessions . . . Develop
consensus in the communities . . . Acknowledge achievements . .
. Take pride in what we have here.”
We were given a good foundation by those who
came before us. Don’t let the dreams die. We can build on this
foundation and “KEEP CALHOUN COUNTY ON THE MAP!”