Resident Randy Logue writes about his appreciation of all of the work that was completed to commemorate Hollister’s sesquicentennial.
In our society we usually neglect to actually have a good time main milestones, and we virtually all the time don’t perceive the importance of a fiftieth marriage ceremony anniversary, ninetieth birthday and past, or 25 years in enterprise.
That’s the reason I need to congratulate all of the folks and powers that be who made this summer time’s sesquicentennial (150 years) celebration of the group of Hollister an enormous success.
There have been automotive exhibits, a avenue competition, disc golf event, kite flying contest, a downtown run, a proper get together, dance and gala, the nationwide evening out, the weekly farmer’s market, and who may neglect the herd of Texas Longhorn cattle main the saddle horse parade and quite a few different actions.
It took the need of our elected leaders, the vitality of numerous volunteers, the coordination of the parks and recreation division and the onerous bodily work of your entire metropolis work crew who closed off streets, and reopened them the identical day. In addition they cleaned parks, made loudspeakers work, and the entire “within the trenches” work that it took to placed on the entire occasions.
I wasn’t born in Hollister. I got here right here in 1986 for a job on the then-San Benito Highschool, considering I’d keep for a yr or two after which transfer again as much as Northern California the place I used to be born.
Nonetheless, I met my spouse right here, my kids had been born right here, I purchased a home right here and I think about Hollister my house, and was proud that many members of the group joined in celebrating 150 years of our group.
That’s some endurance, and it doesn’t occur quite a bit on this world. There are all the time some individuals who don’t assume celebrations and remembrances are an excellent factor, or who assume Hollister is just not so nice. To them I wish to say what Matt Dillon in “Gunsmoke” stated so usually, “Get out of Dodge.”
To conclude I wish to sincerely thank and once more congratulate all of those that labored so onerous to make the celebration particular, and, God prepared, to want Hollister one other 150 years.
Respectfully yours, Randy Logue