|What have you done for me lately?
That’s a fair question to ask of your Township. Municipal government is from the Sanskrit word “muni” meaning “us”, at least that’s what Google says. It is especially important this summer when most of us are making travel plans that don’t go further than the supermarket. Maybe this is the summer (what’s left of it) to start up some activities to dispel the belief that Smithfielders won’t join any club that would have them for members. How about we organize a stargazing night at Waterfront Park led by someone who knows what’s up? Or a bring-your-own picnic concert on the Mt. Nebo Park lawn? Or a kids kayaking day on the Delaware? I hike along the canyon on Brodhead Creek? A socially distanced pot luck along Cherry Creek? Maybe you’ve got some favorites you can suggest to us. I know we all miss major league sports on TV, but do you know there is a world-class Ecuadorian volleyball tournament just about every Sunday on the basketball court in Waterfront Park? And the soccer teams are back practicing at Minisink Park.
Let’s use this summer to get to know what’s around us and get to know each other. Give us a call. Brian, Jacob, Robert — your Supervisors at the Township.