Led by Pan Zettler, Joe Lewis, Frank Etheridge and a handful of others work began to form an organization that would promote Williston to not only Willistonians, but the outside world.
It was 1985 and it was the formation of the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce.
Last Friday, Lewis, one of those community-spirited people died after fighting the good fight with cancer. He was 89.
“He was one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever known,” said Zettler. “There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do to help.”