William B. Coleman Jr.: For years, he put up the Christmas lights

December 13, 2013 

For years, he put up the Christmas lights

One evening recently, I drove through downtown Cary and noticed and appreciated the understated elegance of the town Christmas lights.

The experience reminded me of the fact that for 15 to 20 years the Christmas lights were put up and taken down by one of the town’s citizens, Robert Godbold, at no cost to the town.

He provided this service because he loved Cary and always wanted Cary to look its best.

Mr. Godbold also served on the Cary Town Council for 18 years. He was always a proponent of strict development ordinances to insure quality growth and an aesthetically pleasing environment. Mr. Godbold was the essence of a public servant.

Mr. Godbold passed away this past year. I hope all citizens of Cary will take time to remember Robert Godbold and his contributions to this community, which is one of the nicest places to live in the United States.

William B. Coleman Jr.


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