Our Opinion: Togetherness

The Fourth of July parade will be an example of the county, the community, coming together.

But it’s not the kind of togetherness we do best.

And that’s saying something.

This community, Warren County, has always had a way of putting differences aside, and banding together to help each other out; helping people who need our help.

This togetherness may not be unique to small towns, but our togetherness is.

In wake of a family tragedy, this community — relatives, friends, co-workers, strangers — joined an effort to get to know Jessica White. They made an effort to visit a gofundme.com page to help with her funeral expenses, and can continue to help with her three surviving children.

It’s not about the money with us. It’s about giving, sharing.

From Warren Gives to the United Fund to Jessica White and beyond, we are proud to be a small part of this community.

Yes, we do have neighbors that just don’t get it, focus on the negative. Every place does.

But when it comes down to it, Warren County gets it, and we hope this sense of giving — this sense of togetherness — is something we can continue forever…

And something we can and should always be proud of.