OPINION: Ten Things Greendale Can Be Thankful For
Thanksgiving is one of the best ideas we ever came up with and it is my favorite holiday. It is also great time to say thank you. In addition to Packers vs. Bears on Thanksgiving night, here are ten things Villagers have to be grateful for in 2015:
1. I’m thankful for the the Rockwell-esque holiday (nee Christmas) tree lot that popped up in Gazebo Park. It is a picture perfect holiday addition to Broad Street.
2. How about all of the hard, unheralded work the Department of Public Works does behind-the-scenes that doesn’t get recognized? Great job!
3. Construction and relocation to a new home is challenging for anyone. The fact that our fire department will be doing this — all while providing top notch services to our community — shouldn’t go unnoticed. Thank you.
4. While I am at it, thank you to our Greendale police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, nurses, military & their families. #neverclose
5. Thank you to Village Manager Todd Michaels for your commitment to Greendale. I know our Village Trustees appreciate your hard work in moving our community forward.
6. The Greendale High School Theatre Department has consistently staged engaging productions for years. I am grateful that GHS drama teacher Eric Christiansen continues to model what it means to be a great teacher in public instruction.
7. Speaking of GHS, how about a thank you to Principal Steve Lodes who has led a consistently high performing high school through a challenging few years.
8. Thank you to the Greendale Chamber of Commerce and The Greendale Celebrations Committee for the annual holiday tree lighting on Friday, November 27. What a great way to kick off the holiday season in our Village. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. in front of historic Village Hall.
9. How about a belated thank you to the designers and architects who planned Greendale’s historic district. Their vision helped created a picturesque downtown that is the envy of communities across the country.
10. Finally, a big thank you to Steven Cohrs of New Jersey, who donated the Village’s original Diamond T Model 509S fire engine to the Greendale Historical Society. It is a wonderful gift to our community.
Happy Thanksgiving Greendale!