Well, I guess it depends on how we’re counting. It was on September 30, 1884 that our founding father, Paris Gibson, filed the town site plat to create Great Falls. Officially, we weren’t formally incorporated until 1888…but to my way of thinking, that’s not a problem: Great Falls simply gets to celebrate two birthdays! So today, on the occasion of Great Falls’ 124th birthday, best wishes to everyone who makes this such a wonderful place to live, and to all who have gone before in creating our fair community!
And thankfully, with our wind, I don’t think the city of Great Falls will have any trouble blowing out all 124 candles! Gee…I wonder what Great Falls wants for her birthday? A southern arterial? A coal plant? East-end development? Heh.
But seriously…how about if we all just pick up at least one piece of trash, or return one grocery cart from the parking lot at the store, or hold the door open for someone today? You know – let’s make Great Falls’ birthday a neighborly thing!