Editorial: Good job, girls | RecordCourier.com

Editorial: Good job, girls

by staff

One of the best aspects of living in the Carson Valley is that we can insulate ourselves a little longer from the problems that plague larger communities. Ask anyone who moved here from Southern California. They’ll tell you they came here to escape the crime, pollution and the high cost of living.

There’s a difference, however, between believing we’re immune from big city problems and ignoring the evidence that some of those challenges have arrived along with the people who moved here.

This week, we salute three high school girls and their friends who think it’s about time that Carson Valley did something very visible to help people with AIDS.

The three friends – Sara Bunting, Katie Reil and Allison McCormick – have been working since last summer to put this weekend’s benefit together. For Sara, it’s a personal mission in memory of her uncle who died from the disease.

The trio enlisted the help of their friends to put together a two-hour program which will be presented tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. Admission is $10.

Some of us might think we’re immune to AIDS because our community is still relatively small, but it’s time to wake up from that dream.

Another benefit of living in a small community is the really good people who live here stand out. If these kids are willing to stand up and be counted for what they believe in, how can the rest of us stay home?