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Last Saturday morning I was riding my bike at Coosa County schools when I had a bicycle wreck. While it wasn’t the worst, not the first and probably not the last, what happened after that made a huge impact on my appreciating what an awesome community Coosa is.
I had moved over because there was a car behind me, and my front tire hit a rock and spun into the drop off next to the steel guard rail. I fell, jammed between the rail and my bike and wondering how in the world I was going to get up, as my feet were not under me. I was also trying to keep the bike from falling on me.
Hearing a voice, I looked up at Coosa County School Superintendent David Stover standing over me asking if I was hurt. To his side was Rockford Mayor Scott White. Three other guys were standing by on the other side, one holding my bike off me. I finally agreed to let Mr. Stover pull me up, but then refused further assistance, as I was not bleeding or in pain, so I finished my eventful ride.
The reason I’m writing this letter is to bring to Coosa’s attention that on Saturday morning our mayor, school superintendent and several other men and women were at the school gym working with the young children in the Upward program in our county. They had been outside cooking hamburgers to feed the little athletes. If I had tears in my eyes, it was this whole scene in living compassionate color, clear to me, while sitting on the asphalt looking up into their concerned faces.
Thank you, Superintendent Stover, Mayor White and the other three men that helped. I don’t know their names. When I look at Rockford then read Chicago news, I think how blessed we are.
Elaine Willis, bicycle rider