I am a pet owner who uses the off-leash dog park at Loganberry Park. It is a very good park, well used by many dog owners.
There is a picnic bench at the park that is used by all of us who go to the park. Some of us do a little extra to help the Everett Parks Department to keep it clean and picked up as best we can. Last year the picnic bench had a split in the top table board, so we bought a new board and painted it and put it on. Looks nice.
This year it needed a new paint job. When I arrived Tuesday to paint the picnic bench by myself, a Granite Falls High School sophomore happened to be there. He came up to me and asked if I needed some help. I told him I sure could. He was a very good helper. He took instructions very well, and offered some of his own that I used as well. I asked him his name, and I believe he told me Nick Woodridge. He told me that he has done over 500 hours of community service at the school, and has received an award for this.
I was very impressed with him, and thought that it was an inspiration to see one youth of our country that in my estimation is a future leader. This country needs to know that there are some who will make a difference when their time comes. Yes indeed!
Nick, I think your parents, your principal and all should know what a great honor it was to accept your help and work with you. Thanks again.
Harold E. Quinby
Former Mukilteo City Councilman