Congratulations to Patty Miglore on her status of her well-deserved Riverside’s Person of the Year. We hope that you have reserved a spot to celebrate with her on Sept. 10 at the Riverside Golf Club.

She has supported many community events by donations of gift certificates, and who can forget the giant five-pound chocolate bar, that’s every kids dream? Her positive and meaningful connection to this community is as dandy as the candy she produces. She nurtures our children in many ways: her graceful smile, the twinkle in her sparkling eye and caring enough to make even teenagers feel special and watched over. 

Riverside is indeed a small town and each of us in our own small daily way can have a passion to help others around us, a passion that keeps the spark going. This award to Patty is a wonderful honor. Let’s follow her example.

And while I am on my soapbox, I would like you to think about what you are passionate about in your life. How can you make it happen? Ability is ageless and there are many opportunities for each of us to nurture our wonderful village of Riverside. 

We all know those five little words: “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”

 Every day we have the ability to change the world around us, making it more loving, caring and harmonious. For one thing, there are local clubs that need your membership. Make a difference and join them: AAUW, Garden Club, Junior Women’s, Lions Club or Olmsted Society. The list is endless. Ask yourself, “What did I do this week that I am proud of? How did I make our wonderful community even better, just like Patty Miglore does?”

Nancy Dvorak