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Ethan's Garbage Truck

By Judith Green


July 29, 2016
Friday AM

What a wonderful change in the media this week. A heart warming account of a 6 year old boy who was granted his wish through that wonderful Make-A-Wish program. The story was picked up by local folks who turned out that morning to cheer him with signs and smiles and waves of delight. He rode in his very own garbage truck, his name emblazoned on the truck, with the greatest of smiles. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, and the media, for giving all of us a chance to enjoy this heart warming episode with Ethan and his family.

So, a continuation of the Ethan Garbage Truck Day: a BIG THANK YOU to the crew here in Ketchikan who face all kinds of weather conditions to do the pick-up of our garbage cans. I have seen acts beyond just picking up the cans: passing along a smile and greeting; doing the little extra in someone's yard that will bring a smile to a resident; putting little smiles on their trucks. You have an influence that is very special - again, THANK YOU!

Judith Green
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received July 28, 2016 - Published July 29, 2016

About: "Local lady enjoying heart warming accounts."



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