To the Editor:
How might we impact our community if we pledged to treat each person each day with dignity, kindness and respect?
Please set aside the evening of Monday, Jan. 20, to hear V.J. Smith, author of best-selling book, “The Richest Man in Town,” describe how Marty, an unforgettable cashier at a local Walmart store, had a profound impact on the people who went through his checkout line.
Marty became a legend in an unexpected place because he treated everybody with dignity, kindness and respect. As Smith says, “Marty was living proof that you don’t need money, power or title to make a difference in life. You just need to care.”
The Healthy Communities Collaborative, in partnership with the Live Better! Live Longer! project, is sponsoring the program Monday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Charles Martin Auditorium at Little Falls Community High School. The event is free and open to the public.
The Little Falls School District has arranged for Smith to address staff, middle school and high school students the following day.
For more information about Smith and the Live Better! Live Longer! project, contact the Healthy Communities Collaborative office at (320) 631-5675. — Kate Bjorge and Stephen Jones, Little Falls