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Letter to the editor: Perham Pride is alive

My husband and I moved to the Perham area last summer along with our son, who is a sophomore in high school. We noticed the Perham Pride and Jacket Fever bumper stickers on cars around town, but didn't think too much of it at first. Now we understand what Perham Pride is all about.

We have had such a positive experience since moving to the area, we felt the need to share.

From the moment we toured the high school last spring, our family has been welcomed with open arms. The school administration, teachers and coaches took time to meet with us and answered all of our questions.

When our son started football and basketball last summer, the kids, their parents and the coaches made us feel right at home. His experience at the high school this year has been exceptional, thanks to the wonderful staff and students at PHS. School spirit is evident at every event we have attended.

We also recently built our home in the area. After hearing many horror stories about the building process, we were definitely skeptical. We decided to hire Dave Vetsch Construction and Brandon Nelson Construction for our builders/contractors, and we could not have been more pleased. They and their crew were fantastic to work with. Honesty, integrity, on time, hard work and great attitudes were attributes we saw on a daily basis. The sub-contractors they put us in contact with from the area were top-notch professionals and easy to work with. The process of building our home was truly a joy.

Perham Pride isn't just a bumper sticker, it is the collective attitude of the people who live and work here. This community has so much to offer, and our family is grateful to be a part of it. We are so happy to have made the Perham area our home and are thankful to those of you who have made us feel so welcomed.