FALL 2016
“All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

That quote by Walt Disney perfectly sums up the amazing tenacity that is imprinted on the pages in this issue. Through these stories, you will fall in love with people who radiate pure joy from seeing their big dreams realized and ones who reach for the sky only to end up touching farther beyond.

Be sure to read about young Addie Cook, who is currently pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a Rockette, which is what her little girl heart beckoned her to do. Also, you will find out about a lady behind the scenes, Beth Ragan, who is on the forefront of helping share her giftings to encourage others to reach for the stars beyond what they imagined possible. Another amazing story is of Thad Harris, who found himself at the most unexpected lowest place in life due to an accident, yet he didn’t let that keep him from believing in himself and succeeding personally beyond his wildest dreams. The cover story is about Maggie Tu, who is an inspiration to all who meet her. She chooses not to let any obstacles get in her way and that has led her down an exceptional path.

One more story that is a must-read which will bring you to tears and remind you why we should be proud to be Americans. It is the compelling story of wounded veteran, Charles Barr. The determination he gave to his Country and in turn to us, is one sure to leave you humbled.

To all the veterans and the active military men and women, we humbly say “THANK YOU” for serving. Thank you for your service and your strength which carries us each day. We salute you.

Along the same lines of gratitude, we ask that you please be sure to thank the advertisers listed on page 136 that make this publication possible to place in your hands at no charge. You can pick up your very own copy at any of those locations. We hope that you will take a look at all they have to offer in these pages and continue to shop local and support this amazing county and the people who make up the most incredible place to live.