Dear Middle Smithfield Residents,
If morning sets the tone of the day, then surely this evening sets the tone for the New Year! Saying “Good Morning” is not just a pleasant habit – it is a mantra, it is a wish you send out to those you greet, to set a positive tone for the rest of the day. How much more important this night is, then, as we wish each other a Happy New Year tonight! And what better way to set the tone for a fresh New Year than to recognize those residents who have made a positive difference in the world and, as we welcome the New Year, to focus on the importance of altruism, philanthropy and community service. In life, there are spectators and then there are participants. Watchers and doers. Tonight, we are here to celebrate the doers — those who contribute, those who lead by example. Those who make a difference. The Board of Supervisors created this award because we realized that it is the doers and their contributions that support the township’s mission to build a sense of community that make our township great.
Life is not a spectator sport.
And life would also be very bleak, were it not for Hope. Although each New Year is unique — there is one consistent gift each New Year always brings, and it is this – Hope. And so it is also appropriate for us to recognize those residents and organizations that represent and provide Hope though their efforts. As we welcome in this bright shiny New Year with all the promise it holds for the future, the Board of Supervisors wishes each and every resident health and happiness, and all the good things they hope for. We can hardly wait to see what the New Year will bring! And so we hopefully and lovingly say to you “Happy New Year” . . . Here’s hoping it’s our greatest year yet!
Sincerely, on behalf of the Board of Supervisors,
Annette Atkinson, Chairperson Middle Smithfield Board of Supervisors Annette Atkinson, Chairperson Michael J. Dwyer, Vice Chairman Mitchell K. Marcus, Supervisor