The Kiowa County Commissioners would like to express our gratitude to the planning group for the Merry on Maine Holiday Festival.
We understand the enormous planning for this event, along with the love and hope for our residents, businesses, and communities to have an inspirational event of fellowship and joyful celebration. We know that this year has been profoundly disappointing for so many, no celebrations, graduations, weddings, funerals, reduced income, isolation, sickness and loss of life.
We deeply appreciate you all, and all of those in our communities who have sacrificed for the safety of our at-risk and elderly residents. We ask that, for the next few months, all of us remain steadfast in our resolve to meet this dark time with friendship, compassion, hope, and support for those who are so vulnerable right now.
Better days are coming and what will ultimately be remembered is the love and care that we show each other, right now, in the midst of this horrible pandemic. We look forward to this great celebration next year when we can gather and consider the lives that may have been saved by our sacrifices, and lovingly remember those who are no longer with us.
We sincerely wish a very Merry Christmas, health, and prosperity to you all in the new year!
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Howard "Butch" Robertson, Commissioner
Michael Lening, Commissioner