By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review
I was part of a coterie of local volunteers from the Optimist, Rotary and Sheriff’s Explorers who helped manage the logistics of the Happy Trails Parade down the Outer Highway.
It was a highly organized event (compared to some) and went off without a hitch. As I stood in the street sending off one entrant after another — hopefully in the right order — I had time to reflect on what events like this really mean in the life of a community.