Stewardship

Dr. Nate here today, and I thought I would write about something entirely outside of dentistry: community pride.  Canton, Ohio has been my home my entire life.  After a 10 year period away at different schools, I couldn’t wait to move back home and raise a family here.  Unfortunately, with my generation, and now the Millennial generation, this is becoming more and more rare.

Why am I proud to live in Canton?  Quite simply, the people are fantastic!  Certainly it isn’t for the weather…but is it really that bad????  No comments on that, please.

Another source of local pride is Hall of Fame Week.  Knowing that all of the football inductees speak with The Pro Football Hall of Fame in the background on national TV is a proud moment as a significant portion of the country focuses on Canton.  There aren’t too many cities our size that receive such exposure!

But I feel there is more to community pride than a TV event.  To me there can’t be pride without the responsibility to be a steward to the community.  And that requires ACTION!

At the beginning of 2017 I was honored to be a part of Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Program.  I included the link for those that are interested.  At our meetings we learned about some of the inner-workings of Stark County— how it runs, open service projects, our local history, and so much more.  I gained a tremendous level of respect for those who have helped shape Stark County (and the surrounding areas).  Their secret?  Service to others.

My hope (and challenge) is that you use this summer of 2017 for more than vacations, pool time, sports, or even barbecues.  Become engaged in our community, maybe even do something service oriented.  Be a steward for this amazing place we all call home.

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