To the editor:
I absolutely loved celebrating the 4th of July in Niwot this year! I am a firm believer that to build a better world, let's start in our own community, so I want to say ‘Thank YOU’ to the entire Niwot community for an outstandingly beautiful 4th of July celebration in Colorado. I was so surprised and honored (and humbled) to be this year's Grand Marshal. I have loved this community, rural, small-town America, for over 40 years. It is a good place to be.
Niwot's 4th of July parade was grand: all the kids with their red and white and blue decorated bikes/trikes/wagons; the Niwot Semi-Marching Free Grange Band; the Honor Guard; horses; tractors; Classic vehicles; pancakes served with lots of sticky syrup;dogs with red, white,blue bandannas; American flags and buntings and balloons everywhere! What's not-to-love-about-this small town of America? I believe Erma Bombeck said it best: "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4 with family picnics .....where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets ‘iffy’, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
Thank you, Niwot community.... all of you good citizens. I am very PROUD to call this community my home. And, never forget to fly and wave your American flag with pride because every day in America is FLAG DAY!
To the editor:
Dear Niwot Cookie Moms,
Here are a couple pictures of the care packages that the Niwot cookie Moms sent to my son and his Avionics team in Afghanistan. I thought he was only getting one box and he said he got 3 of the wonderful boxes....THANK YOU!!!!! What a pleasant surprise! He said they all enjoyed everything in them and they especially liked the star shaped homemade cookies that were decorated in red white and blue. He said they were packed with lots of amazing goodies and all the guys got to take things. He said getting packages like these makes them all very happy for days.
Groups like yours REALLY do make a difference. As a Mom whose son is deployed, I can say that it means the world to me that you all take the time to do this AMAZING service.
May God bless you all!
Karen Achtermann (Drew Achtermann's Mom)