The city has been a part of the program since 1996, and must meet a number of workplace safety standard for its employees before it can be recertified, which has happened every three years since 1996.
Working for the public can sometimes be no picnic, particularly in times when the folks there are being asked to do more with less, but it is gratifying to see the city management has continued to maintain high safety standards for its employees.
To the Elks Lodge and other groups and individuals who recently observed Flag Day.
The annual observance is a way to pay tribute to the American flag. By extension, it also is a way of giving tribute to those who not only designed the flag in the early days of America, but to those who gave much — in some cases all — to give birth to and nurture the country.
While flag day doesn’t receive the hoopla that Independence Day, Memorial Day, or Labor Day often does, it is good to see it is not forgotten.
To the Mount Airy Police Department for holding its second annual Community Kids Day.
As Officer Misty Surratt said, it’s a great chance for kids to get to know members of the police department as real people, not figures in a uniform. That can mean a lifetime of better relations between the youth and police officials.
To the Mount Airy Public Library for providing opportunities for kids to continue to learn and enjoy reading during their summer months.
More than 200 kids and their families took advantage of the library’s first summer reading program Thursday, filling the meeting room to the brim. We hope the early exposure to reading will keep the kids interested in reading for a lifetime.