There has been so much consuming our minds this year with the pandemic, multiple elections, and current events, but we must not miss our opportunity to remember this Nov. 11. Unity’s Legion members are dwindling as veterans are aging. They need us more than ever to continue to observe Remembrance Day. And, even though this year will be different than past years, we all still have the choice to take a moment, an hour of the day to remember. Lay a flower or wreath at the veterans’ section of the cemetery, place a painted rock or flower at the cenotaph in Memorial Park or leave a lighted candle on your front step from the evening of Nov. 10 into the evening of Nov. 11. Do what you can in the limited environment we are allowed to show that you remember.
Halloween for the most part was a quiet one, even being on a Saturday.
Compass Minerals donated a thermal-scan front-entry thermometer for Parkview Place to add another layer of reassurance for staff and residents there.
Unity Public School hosted a different Halloween celebration this year with no parents being allowed in for afternoon festivities or to help kids with costumes. No outside treats were permitted, but teachers provided treats. And, rather than collecting for the food bank, as has been done in the past, staff donated $100 towards the Unity Food Bank.
Municipal elections take place Nov. 9 with advance polls held Nov. 4. Running for council are Rick Hill, Brent Weber, Curtis McLean, Erik Hansen, Doreen Bonogofski, Jackson Winterhalt, Janet Hollingshead, Ryan Sernecky, Bob Abel and Ben Weber. Mayoral candidates are Sharon Del Frari and Joe Boser. As with any activity that involves the public, be sure you know the pandemic protocols before heading to the polls.
Here’s hoping this finds you all safe, healthy and socially distanced. Until next week ...