A Taste of Italy: Spring is in the air

Published 11:34 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

After a long battle through Winter Storm Jonas and Winter Storm Olympia in Charlotte County, spring is finally on the horizon.

The cooler months may not have been the kindest, but spring will bring about a fresh start for many.

Recently, the neighboring county of Appomattox experienced tragedy when a tornado ripped through the small community of Evergreen, leaving one dead and seven others injured.

Several local agencies in Charlotte County, such as fire, rescue and local police, answered the call of duty to aid citizens in Appomattox County after the damage. Even individual citizens expressed a great interest in helping to donate much-needed items to displaced individuals.

Although Charlotte County is a small community, it remains a place of dignity deeply rooted in helping others whenever the opportunity arises.

After a long and tiring winter, Charlotte County residents can look forward to warmer weather and brighter days ahead.

Ironically, the onset of spring has been long associated with new beginnings and the opportunity to experience growth in a variety of aspects.

PsychCentral said that “springtime is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life being born, and of the cycle of life once again starting.”

Residents in Charlotte County may have already witnessed some of this growth recently; however, there is always room to expand upon.

While the start of warm weather typically brings about traditional spring holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, one of the most memorable occurrences about living in a small community such as Charlotte County would be the community-based events.

During this time, a plethora of activities such as Easter egg hunts can be found throughout the area at businesses and churches.

These gatherings provide a unique bonding experience and a sense of belonging for residents.

As many may have witnessed with the recent tornado, there’s no place like home and a community that strongly bands together cannot be divided.

Italia Gregory is a staff reporter for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at italia.gregory@thecharlottegazette.com