I hear people all the time whining and complaining on here and other social media outlets about how bad the Valley has gotten or it's not the same Valley we have grown up in. You know it's not. There are several reasons why this is so true. However, we the citizens are the ones to blame.
When I was picking up trash along Brown's Ferry I can't tell you how many times I picked up countless hypodermic needles, used condoms, countless cigarettes butts, and other trash off the road. Trash attracts crime and if you don't want to have crime in our community stop before you toss out something in the road. Yes, we need police officers out here, and I am honored what we get.
Get out there and volunteer, you can make a difference.
I would talk about the schools, but that's a whole new ball game.
I love this community and I want it to prosper, but to do so we as a community need to show interests. Not just through fixing athletic facilities, but also help in the schools, community projects, help your neighbors, and other items. I can go on and on about things, but there are so many touchy people out there who would be offended.
I am writing this in love not hate. Would you rather a complete stranger write something to you all? Someone who is not from the Valley who would say in hate not love. It won't happen overnight, but if we do things and be diligent we will see the Valley better than it is now. Oh and be even better than it was before.