We got more proof Tuesday, March 20, when six service organizations went before the City Council, offering to foot the bill for an entrance sign to the city that bears their groups’ symbols.
Such signs are strewn across the country at the limits of cities big and small, and while the specific names of the clubs sometimes differ, they all announce the same idea — the community you’re about to enter is alive with people who care.
It’s a chorus Tracy can easily join, with or without the sign. Every time there’s a call for volunteers, a need unfilled, a charity in trouble, people here step up — and folks from the Soroptimist, Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs often lead the charge.
We’re proud to be that type of community and to have such dedicated neighbors, and it’s a no-brainer for the city to accommodate the groups’ donation, especially as they’ve volunteered to pay for the sign’s construction.
The only criticism we can offer echoes that of Mayor Brent Ives. We wish there were space on the to-be-built monument for more than only the six groups that have so far stepped forward.
Because there should always be room for more when it comes to community volunteers.