This weeks entry is from Kirby Dipert, long time business owner and resident of Charlevoix. Thank you for contributing to our blog, Kirby!
I love Charlevoix because there is nowhere else that I have ever been, like it. Besides its obvious natural attributes, it’s a town of caring, engaged citizens. Although we often find ourselves on different sides of the issue, because of our own beliefs, we all want what is best for Charlevoix.
When Charlevoix is recognized for an achievement, we well up with pride. When a neighboring community receives praise, we are happy for them, but know Charlevoix is better! We’ve all been somewhere and have been asked, “Where do you live”? We proudly say Charlevoix, and wait for their envious response.
It never ceases to amaze me that our citizens can be so divided on an issue, yet on that Thursday in May, just before Memorial Day weekend, gets down on their knees, side by side, and plant Petunias from one end of town to the other.
I guess what I am trying to say is, Town Pride! Yes. Town pride. That’s what I love about Charlevoix.