This article was first published in Davie County Enterprise Record on 4/12/2018.
It makes everything better.
That’s the philosophy of the new Davie Respect Initiative, and organizers are rallying Davie’s young people to come up with ways folks around here can show more respect for each other.
And they’re offering $1,000 prizes to the young people who come up with the best ideas.
“A few friends got together and we had this idea of what makes everything better,” said Julia Burazer. “One of the things that we came up with was the idea of respect … especially as it relates to young people.”
Stephen Leighton, who moved to Davie County some six years ago, said he and friends just want to make Davie “a better place.”
They were inspired by the story of the late Junior York, a Mocksville auto mechanic who fixed the rental car of a stranger for free. That gesture turned the corner for that stranger, who decided to locate his business here.
“What could we do that might help to work with all the things that go on to be even better,” he said. “You can’t have too much respect.”
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