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Bill and Scott

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Fall 2023


Friend of MILESTONE:

Where did the time go? It feels like we just celebrated the July 4th holiday, and it is already Fall.

We celebrated Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, and the 50th Anniversary of MILESTONE. All wonderful and momentous occasions.

As we celebrated our 50th Anniversary we had a chance to look back and reflect on the impact MILESTONE has had on the Community and the thousands of lives that have been touched over the years.

The Time Capsule buried at MILESTONE Industries will remind people in 2073 when it is opened of the work we have done and the work that still needs to be done. The contents reflect our past, the present and hopes for the future.

We also dedicated the area around the time capsule to MILESTONE’s second CEO, Shawn Way, a man who shaped MILESTONE’s present and left it a better place when he retired. Shawn had a special way of describing MILESTONE:  “Hands around a heart, that’s what we are.” Those words are inscribed on a bench in his honor. 

Wrap your hands around someone’s heart, let us lift each other up. 

Enjoy the company of others or take time to just relax and reflect on your own accomplishments. Take  time each day and find the good, in a world where there can be so much negative there ALWAYS is good in each and every day. Find that good, that moment and save it, keep the mental note that puts a smile on your face and warms the heart. Take that moment and spread to someone else who may be struggling to find that moment. That is what friends do, that is what family does and, in the end, we are all part of the MILESTONE Family. 

Thank you for all you do!

Bill Grahn      
CEO and Executive Director