My name is Rhianon Sherry and I am a senior attending Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School. I have been a student at BKW since kindergarten. I have many good memories of my years attending this school and have met some fantastic people.
I read with sadness your article regarding the sinkage of membership in Voorheesville’s Kiwanis Club. As an active member of my church, I see a trend here that is disturbing. We, too, suffer from lack of active participation of younger people.
As many of you know, during my campaign last year for town supervisor, I spoke with hundreds of my neighbors in Knox and learned what is important to them. The two items that came up most often were basic services (milk and eggs, gas, postal services) and opportunity for growth of businesses.
It is long overdue that we, the next generation, thank our parents, relatives, and neighbors for what they did for us during the Great War. We need to remember that these great people fought two wars and two countries at once.
I grew up just off the southern edge of the Tug Hill plateau. The area was much like our Hilltowns with a lot, lot more snow! There were a few largish farms and many small diversified, dairy based farms.