The New Year is a time of challenge to our younger citizens who look upon the year ahead and all the years to follow as a time to build the foundation on which their future lives will be determined . . . For those in their middle years the New Year presents still another opportunity to set those, whom they love so dearly, upon the course which will determine their future happiness and the fulfillment of their hopes and dreams . . . And to the elderly to whom the New Year can be a melancholy time when they recall those dear ones who are no longer with us and whose loss increases our sorrow with each passing year . . .

And so the New Year truly means different things to everyone–yet with all the varying emotions the one constant, shared and binding feeling . . . is the feeling of hope . . . that with God’s help our lives and the lives of those whom we love . . . will be happier and more useful lives in 2018.

Ring out the old–ring in the new.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE . . .