Unsung hero keeping Creston sidewalks and gutters clean

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To the Editor:

There must be many unsung heroes in our beautiful town and I had the pleasure of meeting one of them a couple of weeks ago.

Dave, an older gentleman who walks with assistance from his cane, was deftly retrieving a cigarette butt from the gutter, with the pinpoint accuracy of his grabber tool. I told him he does Creston a very good service and asked if anyone representing the town had ever thanked him for his help in keeping the sidewalks and gutters clean. He quietly said no and added it is something he can accomplish while he gets his fresh air and exercise.

Dave is not looking for any recognition. I believe Dave should be recognized and thanked by all of us as we encounter him on our daily excursions.

If you have been a litterbug in the past, please stop. Garbage and cigarette butts do not add to the attractiveness of our town. Picking up litter may give Dave one reason to go out for his walks; however, I bet he would enjoy walking on unlittered sidewalks even more.

When you see Dave, say hello and let him know you appreciate what he does. He is truly one of our unsung heroes.

Sandy Buckmaster

Creston

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