The holiday spirit continues to glow throughout the lower valley as a steadfast beacon of strength and determination, which not only inspires us as a community but instills a hopeful purpose to making a resounding difference in the lives of others.

Over the past year, that faithful Yakima County reflection has been on display for all to see. We have all collectively contributed in leading by example to take charge of the COVID-19 pandemic while empowering our essential character to heroically shine through.

Patrick Shelby can be contacted at 509-837-4500, ext. 110 or email

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