r By Mayor Kirk Hunsaker
Santaquin CityrAs I have looked back on a wonderful year and look forward to new opportunity in 2017, I am thankful for such a generous community. We are lucky to live in a place where service is part of our everyday life. We have had the opportunity to see it with these recent winter storms: neighbors helping each other remove snow from driveways and sidewalks.
I think it is so important to not become complacent in our communities. Find ways to serve others in your town, your neighborhoods and even in your own family. There is a famous quote that says, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” So many around us are in need of something. When we all lend a hand and start thinking of our neighbor, it builds trust and tears down walls. It creates an example to our children and creates that small-town feel that we all love. So often we rely on government to take care of those in need. Government has a role to play, but it is no substitute for individuals helping others. I am proud to live in an area that finds serving others not only rewarding but essential in building a strong sense of community. I hope that we can all look for opportunities to help our neighbor, become more involved in a worthy cause and find a way to serve in some capacity this year.