People we can all be proud of

To the editor:

When it seems all we ever hear about is bad news, let’s shout out some good.

I could from a much larger city. I have seen the village of Wellington grow over the past 30 years. Like a business, you are only as good as the people around you! Let’s give some special kudos:

• A village we all can be proud of, thanks to a dedicated and caring Barb O’Keefe.

• A police force and ambulance unit made up of kind and caring people who make us feel comfortable and safe.

• A fire department that is first class and second to none! We are fortunate.

• A utility department that is outstanding, thanks to the skilled people who were brought up through a great leader in Bob Dupee.

• A street department we are lucky to have. Thanks, Bob Box and present Bob Brasee.

• A water department headed by Mark Rosemark. No worries about drinking our water! The best.

• Town hall — awesome.

• A great club system: VFW, Eagles, American Legion.

• Most of all, the great people of Wellington. They are pure and genuine and always reaching out to help and have each others’ backs.

Believe me — whenever I’m asked where I live, I proudly shout back, “Village of Wellington.” If you ever get a chance, thank one of these people for making us proud.

Tim “Big Dog” Graham