In the community of Fort St. James, Melinda is called an ‘Angel.’ The spirit of her smile and decisiveness of her actions speak louder than words. She showed the entire community that with imagination and co-operation, the people could accomplish anything. From raising money for important community initiatives and emergencies, to organizing events such as the Cottonwood Music Festival, the 200th birthday of the town and the Fort St. James Fishing Derby, Melinda exemplified the true spirit of a community contributor. Melinda saw what her community needed, and was the first to step up and lend a hand.
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