I have been a resident of Summerland for 25 years and raised my children in this community.
On Halloween night this year, I was obligated to attend an event that prevented me from being home to greet the trick or treaters.
I decided to place a bowl of chocolates on my porch with a sign reading “honour system, please take two.”
I then left to attend a meeting. When I returned late in the evening, I found that the bowl was in tact and half full of treats.
There was no sign of any bad behaviour by any of the kids that visited my porch.
I want to tell you that as a person who spent 99 per cent of his career working with persons involved in the corrections system, it was a very uplifting finding, that reaffirmed my belief in the inherent good that is present in the vast majority of our kids.
Kudos to our fine youngsters in our community.