(Re: “Ripon native makes play for gift at Monday presentation,” Aug. 29, 2019) I must say, in regards to attending a meeting (packed house), regarding a pitch to the city of Ripon from a poised confident and invested individual.

     I was moved. This is not just any “pitch;” this is a promise to and for all people of Ripon, and beyond. This comes before the city in the form of  a collaborative community stage.

     If you are unaware, this is the same individual as a young adult, grew up in Ripon and has devoted and donated much time and effort both into the city as well as sparking flame to all he comes in contact with.

     Not only the integrity of himself, but now has a fully operable team, like himself with enough spark to put the crowing jewel on top of a queen. ...

— Haley (Hutton) Julian
527 Watson St.

     To read the entire letter, see the Sept. 5, 2019 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.