By Cheryl Conway
With winter holidays behind us and the new year already here, many may have noticed some extra kindness with more and more people giving to charities, hosting dinners, providing meals and reaching out to those struggling or needing some help to get by.
These are the type of stories that New View Media Group welcomes as good news and kindness tend to spread and creates a chain reaction that may encourage others to pitch in by donating some time, money or items that they do not need or use.
New View Media Group, it’s that new view on news that tends to steer away from anything controversial and negative, such as last year’s political debates and election. The recent election, as contentious as it was, remains uneasy for many who question the next leadership; and if the other candidate would have won, that same uneasiness would have still been present.
As readers look back at 2016, and then forward to what lies ahead, we must not forget the importance of sticking to core values, good ethics and morals, and proper etiquette which can range from being kind to others; having respect for all people; being honest and giving to those who may be struggling.
Throughout the past year, the local community has been an outreach in so many ways to help others both near and far. Readers of the “Mt. Olive News” were inundated with so many positive stories. In Mt. Olive, a local family hosted a community feast on Thanksgiving; Abiding Peace Lutheran Church in Budd Lake celebrated member’s 100th birthday; MO Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis teamed up for fall food drive; Boy Scout began project to build gazebo at library; local salon hosted a pink extension fundraiser for breast cancer awareness; Mt. Olive High School graduate won fourth place as Olympic contender in triple jump; volunteer helped neighboring towns with stray cats; children splashed at new Pirate’s Cove In Budd Lake; MOHS opened new audio studio and learning lab; car show held to benefit area food banks; Theater Dance provided care packages to veterans; All Veterans Memorial leader honored war dogs and created one-of-a-kind War Dog Memorial; council placed mailboxes in town for proper flag disposal; local family prepared magazines for hospitalized warriors; Budd Lake man biked across country to raise money for a friend battling breast cancer; recreation hosted a run to collect pajamas and books; local woman formed breast cancer awareness group.
The list of amazing stories that detail all of the wonderful actions prompted by the local community go on and on. For 2017, let’s continue to share in all of the good that surrounds us, big or small, near or far.
Send your press releases and story ideas to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope happy holidays were had by all and may 2017 be bright, healthy and filled with all great things.