The Lake Community has lost a strong defender. Don Smith, retired Board of Health member for the Town of North Brookfield, recently passed away.

For many years Don Smith made Camp Atwater, established in 1921, his passion. He wove his deep concern for nature, the environment, and the education of young people into a resonating influence on the staff and campers there.

Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him feel his absence. There is a celebration of life currently in the planning stage for Don hopefully this summer.