Making Fort Dodge everything it can be requires a commitment to that goal by governmental leaders, the business community and the citizenry.
It's especially noteworthy when leaders and workers at major corporate entities demonstrate through their help with civic improvement projects that they take pride in our town. At many local corporations and businesses stepping up to help worthy undertakings succeed is seen as an important aspect of their role in this town.
This week, seven companies are working together to help complete a major restoration project at Loomis Park. They are collaborating to help restore the Octagon House. Cargill, CJ Bio America, DTZ, Gray Construction, Heery International Inc., JayTon Concrete Construction and Rasch Construction are pitching in to move this effort forward.
This generous volunteer effort is typical of the corporate good citizenship these companies display year in and year out. For example, it was just last month that a group of Cargill employees stepped up to help restore the historic Armistead cabin at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village.
The Messenger applauds these volunteer efforts. It should be a source of pride to all Fort Dodgers that this community can boast of many corporate good citizens. All of us should be inspired by their commitment to Fort Dodge to increase our own volunteer efforts in support of projects that will make an already great town even better.