Vicki Groff deserves elementary school honor

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In filling out my ballot, it felt rather strange not to mark Vicki Groff’s name for school board. This was a given for at least 30 years.

Our family moved to Moses Lake in the spring of 1970. We soon discovered Larson Playfield was the place for the kids to be. Darold and Charlotte Hauff ran the concession stand and that was the local gathering spot. Ah, the good ol’ days.

Darold talked me into keeping official score at a softball tourney. I had no clue what I was doing, sitting in my lawn chair on M Field. All of a sudden, this lady pulled up her lawn chair and sat for three or four games. She gave me basic instructions on the art of scorekeeping. That was about 47 years ago and we have been friends ever since. Yes, it was Vicki.

I had never given much thought as to how schools are named, assuming it was due to the areas in which they wee built: Peninsula, Lakeview, et cetera. So what a nice surprise to see Vicki’s face on the front page of the Herald, announcing that the new elementary school to be built would be Groff Elementary, in her honor.

Although I and many others actually consider it to be named for both Vicki and Ron, her late husband. Ron was more the man behind the scenes, never saying a whole lot. But his actions spoke volumes, as I’m sure there are many who will testify. Plus, they both worked their regular full-time jobs.

There are those who give hours upon hours of their time, effort, knowledge and caring to all the kids and the community with no expectations of compensation, absolutely none. In fact, they would be insulted if it were even offered. Vicki and Ron are/were two of that type of people. Sad that there aren’t more.

To our friend Vicki Groff, congratulations. We don’t know of anyone more deserving.

Joan Green and family

Moses Lake

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