This year, the Lansing Historical Society has collected memories of our village during World War II. We found the most striking feature of that time was the ardent, “can-do” spirit of cooperation among the people.
That spirit carried through to the post-war period when, in 1949, two women collected donations and held raffles to raise funds for playground equipment for the children of Lansing. Their efforts led to the establishment of a park district. Lansing became one of the most desirable communities in the area for post-war development.
Today, the ardent, “can-do” spirit is re-emerging in our town. We can invest in our community by voting “Yes” on the referendum for our parks. We baby-boomers were the first children to enjoy the parks the “greatest generation” established. We cannot be the generation that lets the parks decay.
- Barbara Dust, Lansing