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May 1, 2008

As the way with many relationships, we don't say it enough. We love the Baldwin City Community.

It's not perfect by any stretch. What is? But, as communities go, we can't think of any better and wouldn't want to call anywhere else home.

It was the pictures from this weekend's elementary school carnivals, variety shows or whatever you want to call the gatherings that bring families together that reminded us. In a rarity, all four schools - Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate/Primary Center, Marion Springs Elementary School and Vinland Elementary School - had their get-togethers Saturday. Usually, they're spaced out on spring weekends.

Although it's been too many years than we care to count that we've had elementary-aged children in school, we remember those years well. We know those in that timeframe now will, too.

It's just a sign of spring, which has thankfully finally arrived. There are others. Baldwin High School had its prom recently. The BHS band and choir wrapped up competition with fabulous ratings at state. The various sports teams are in full swing - weather permitting.

Even better, there are more events on the way. Various awards programs, music concerts and the like are looming. And, yes, the big ones are just ahead - the various promotions and graduations that signal the end of one phase and the beginning of another for all students and parents alike.

With the weather finally clear, it's time to go full swing into the always-busy month of May. There is much to do here and that's in addition to just school-related functions. The many springtime food gatherings are stacking up, too, as an example. And it's all happening with luscious grass, beautiful flowers and budding trees growing again in glorious spring fashion.

It's a wonderful time to be a part of the Baldwin City community. Enjoy.

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