Our View: An Editorial

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By The Staff

There wasn’t an unsympathetic person in the room when Frances LaSalle told members of the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce she needed over $1,400 to buy software to keep students safe at Joyce Bullock Elementary.

In fact, most everyone was willing to whip out their checkbooks and make a donation on the spot.

That’s when Dr. Bill Bennett said he had an idea.

This week, that idea manifested itself in the form of Jeff Ference, a Newberry businessman with strong Levy County ties who wanted to give back to the community that’s been so good to him.

And that’s the way it is when you live and work in a small town. People are always there to lend a hand, make a donation or help someone in need. Even in tough economic times, when everyone is watching every penny, there are those who dig deeper, pray harder and sacrifice a little more for worthy causes.

Our hats are off to Jeff Ference and the scores of others like him who are selfless in their actions and pay it both forward and back.