BY: RACHEL SMITH
It’s here. You guys, I’ve been counting down the days for the past few weeks. Silently, patiently. Scrolling through the photos of Facebook friends and acquaintances as they post photos of their children holding backpacks, wearing new clothes, new shoes, and a beaming smile.
And now it’s time.
Tomorrow morning, we will rise and shine in the wee hours as the morning sun makes its way high above Fieldstone Pond. We will feast on cinnamon rolls before standing outside for the obligatory pictures on the front step. We will smile and wave fondly as our children stroll down the driveway and board the big yellow bus to Clear Creek Elementary.
And then we will pop the cork on the champagne bottle and jump for joy.
Because school is BACK in session, baby!!
Earlier this week, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and a slew of local businesses put on the “Teacher Appreciation Breakfast.” Our way, as a community, of wishing our educators the best for a new school year. It’s easy to take them for granted throughout the year, but they are the key force behind molding and shaping our youth into the leaders of tomorrow. It’s the least we can do to start their journey into another school year with a hot meal and some gifts!
We’d like to thank the following companies for jumping in to help us give our teachers such an awesome pat on the back. I mean… don’t those gifts looks awesome?!?! THIS is what small-town living is all about. “Iowa Nice” at its very finest, to help bond our community and school district for the greater good.
So a GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT to the following businesses who made this possible:
Thrifty White Pharmacy
American Solutions for Business
Billion Ford of Clear Lake
Bergland + Cram
Beuna Vista University
Carney & Sorensen Family Dentistry
Chad Harrison CPA
Country Meadow Place
CLB&T Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.
Farmers State Bank
First Citizens Bank
Dr. Judith Demro P.C.
First Gabrielson Agency
Mason City Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
Oakwood Care Center
Among all the awful news in today’s world, it’s heartwarming to know such wonderfulness like this takes place as well. That companies and businesses take their time, money and put forth such an incredible effort to show their appreciation to the people responsible for our children’s education.
BEST WISHES on another great school year, teachers, administrators and staff! We salute you. We appreciate you. We are thankful for people like YOU in our kids’ lives.
And to all the Mamas out there who’ve been waiting, dealing with the ‘end of summer’ attitudes of their children day in and day out… Cheers!