The citizen’s stand
Often the best laid plans, well, go horribly astray.
Christmas and family vacations come to mind.
However, Friday night was a testament to proper planning and, perhaps, proper attitude.
The City of Madison’s Bicentennial Ball at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center’s The Hall was an event worthy of a 200-year wait.
If you missed it, too bad. From the tasteful decorations, to the beautiful tables and, of course, the wonderful people in attendance it was the party of, well, the last 200 years.
The candlelit dinner, the swing music... what other community features its superintendent of schools as the vocal stylist for a band?
Madison does, of course.
There is the charm. Folks here have always understood that we have something special. Geography has little to do with it; people have everything.
Time and time again when Morgan County citizens have the opportunity to come through, they do. We do it with our talents, with our charisma and with a progressive sense of good–natured fun that makes life more than a nine to five existence.
Kudos, and kudos again to the city staff and the countless volunteers who made the Bicentennial Ball truly a
“historic occasion” as grand organizer Christine Lambert put it.
It was a party worthy of the name and more importantly, worthy of this wonderful town.
Think we can do it again next year?
We’ll bring the candles.