By Lance Jackson, Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor
A friend and I were recently discussing Saturday’s Dream Works Conference at the Lincoln Recreation Center. We agreed that fear and faith – like oil and water – don’t mix.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Fear cripples and inhibits possibilities and opportunities for positive, personal growth in many aspects of our lives.
If I’d allowed fear to rule before I applied be to supervisor of the Lincoln Center in 1997, I couldn’t have lived out my dream of contributing to my community and serving the needs of others, especially our youth. As I reach a 20-year milestone in my life’s work, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the citizens of College Station for your faith in me.
Please join the College Station Parks and Recreation Department in Keeping the Dream Alive on Saturday at the Dream Works Conference. The format is different from years past, and we hope the legacy of Dr. King can be more of a shared, active and involved experience.
From 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., you can attend a carousel of sessions about character, leadership, spirituality, and personal and community development. The event also features a luncheon and musical tribute.
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About the Author: Lance Jackson has been with the Lincoln Recreation Center for more than two decades, including 17 years as supervisor. He previously worked with the MHMR Authority of the Brazos Valley. Originally from Temple, Lance was a defensive back at Texas A&M for Jackie Sherrill and R.C. Slocum during the Wrecking Crew era.