To The Editor:
“They succeed who think they can.”
Downtown Washington — congratulations! As a winner of The Great American Main Street Award, a national recognition, you have succeeded in shining a very bright light upon yourselves and upon our community. You have “done the community proud” (as the old back-country saying goes).
Over the years, from reading frequently about your organization in The Missourian, it seems as if you have achieved your exceptional goal by taking the long view, working in cooperation with the city and other organizations of like-minded purpose, committing to solid incremental growth and drawing from your reserve of incredible energy and optimism.
Winning the Great American Main Street Award you have given proof to another saying “cream always rises to the top.”