Letters to the Editor

Mountain Home rec center

Mountain Home has entered an exciting era.

Construction of our $4.2 million, 25,000-square-foot, family recreation center. ($5.1 million project.)

An anonymous saying, “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but no one can count the apples in a seed,” describes what Mountain Home is about to experience. Our seed? This incredible facility — accessible to all — owned by us, operated by the Treasure Valley YMCA, and built without any obligation to long-term debt. Congratulations Mountain Home.

The apples? Every life enriched. Our town as qualified employees are recruited, retained and weave their families into our social fabric and tax base. Every volunteer giving of themselves. The partnerships that will flourish and bring even greater good. Our belief in ourselves. Our pride. Young people who believe in possibilities and strive for excellence.

We experienced identical struggles when the library and hospital were proposed, funded and built. Consider all the good those two controversial “seeds” now do to enrich, protect, educate, heal and promote community pride. Both require tax dollars. Both are worth it. Ground breaking is Nov. 6 3:30 p.m., 480 S. 18th East. Come celebrate our success.

Mollie Marsh, Western Elmore County Recreation District