Senior deserves thanks

I was introduced to Clay this past summer. He was helping out around his building, making sure everything was clean and tidy.

In regards to the story you ran on Clay Lank.

I was introduced to Clay this past summer. He was helping out around his building, making sure everything was clean and tidy.

There was construction going on next door and he loved to talk to the guys working, my husband being one of them. I brought my husband coffee one day and as I was walking into the building, came across Clay. He started up a conversation with me that I am sure could have gone on for many hours.

My husband came and introduced me to Clay.

Clay made me wish I had grandparents.

He was so thoughtful, helpful, and happy. Not too many people in Clay’s shoes would be that happy. He lives by himself, not a lot to do, not a lot of money, no yard to work in, no family (that I am aware of) to share his time with, so he goes out and takes care of Salmon Arm. And what does Salmon Arm have to say to Clay? We’re  going to fine you if you don’t stop taking care of our town.

Clay will pick up debris, take care of fallen branches and pick up garbage that everyone else leaves around, but not a single thank you for his civic duties.

I can’t believe he was cited for this. If anything, Clay should be given an award for being an outstanding member of this community. Citizen of the year.

I just moved here from the Coast. If we had more people like Clay down there, I may not have wanted to move.

Clay, you are an awesome guy. Keep up the good work. Some of us appreciate it.

Carly Marchand-Jones


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