The declining overall health and wellbeing of the population is always a hot topic in the news today. The abundance and convenience of fast food and junk food eating opens the door for numerous health issues for people of all ages in this country. Efforts from numerous organizations and health promoters are underway to help curb the downhill slide that the general public is taking.
Each day that we wake up is an opportunity for a new adventure with its own challenges and experiences. Most days we know pretty much how our day will turn out. We wake up, have coffee, get kids off to school or get ready for work. But every once in a while something happens that was the farthest thing from our minds that morning.
America has always been known as the land of opportunity. For almost every one of us we can trace our lineage back to someone who left their homeland in a foreign country and braved a new life here. Just recently one local Crossroads resident took the step to becoming an American citizen. His story inspires many as to the opportunities that this country offers to those who want to work hard for a better way of life.
Some people travel to Greece for the splendor and nightlife of the islands: Santorini and Mykonos especially draw vacationers to their white, sandy beaches and famous nightclubs.
The people of the Crossroads are a very generous bunch of folks. Individuals and organizations are always looking for ways to help those less fortunate and make a difference in the lives of others. From bakes sales to marathons to barbecues and benefits, the Crossroads is there to help the needy and make a way for people to have fun at the same time.
There is no doubt about it, this is a digital world in which we live. From phones to computers to cars, you name it, almost everything we deal with has ties to technology. More and more books are being read online and when it comes to photographs, the technology makes it easy for anyone to share snapshots. Social medias allow us to share our lives with just a click of a button. Unfortunately, most of those photographs are never printed and as time goes by, few may remember who are what the photo is about.
As we have stated before, the Crossroads is loaded with talented folks Whether it be in the arts, sports or theater, the Crossroads area has been the birth place for some amazing talent.
Many communities around the state hold local pageants and the Crossroads area is no exception. From very young children and toddlers to the young adults, the pageant systems offer a way for young people to earn scholarships, gain confidence and represent their communities. Each year new royalty is crowned at these events and the participants begin their reign for their communities. For two such girls in the Victoria area, their role as royalty is just another way they are sharing their lives together.
If you happen to drive by the YMCA of the Golden Crescent or if you frequent the facility to workout, you have probably noticed the construction happening in the area. Over the past year, the YMCA has been undergoing some construction and getting a face-lift in order to provide better services for the Crossroads area.