In the City of Milton 2020 is “The Year of the Community.”

Mayor Anissa Welch declared it so.

Some may wonder: “Isn’t every year ‘The Year of the Community?’” It should be.

Mayor Welch, in her a column found by clicking here, talks about why she made this declaration and what “community care” is.  A story in this week's paper shows one example of community organizations, businesses and the school district working together to improve the lives of others. In the print edition are samples of just some of Milton’s community organizations. We don’t list all of them and others can be found throughout the paper and our website. The Milton Optimist Club Kids on Stage production is this weekend. Of course, there are always events going on at The Gathering Place.

We celebrate the ways the community is coming together and improving the lives of others.

While there are lots of things we can do to show we care about others, we also must remember that sometimes doing nothing is the best thing we can do. Doing nothing takes restraint, prayer, meditation and deep breaths. Saying nothing when all we want to do is shout to the world how we have been wronged takes discipline. The ease of using social media to air our injustices makes self- control nearly unobtainable. We must try and try again. We can ask ourselves: Am I truly helping others?

Community is not about us; it’s about all of us together.

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