We've seen it countless times.
A well-intentioned committee is formed to counter a community ill. There's a lot of talk at the start but not much action and the problem-solving momentum dries up.
That's not the case with the Lycoming County Heroin Task Force organized by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy Butts to tackle the area's scary drug problem.
The branches of the task force have been growing and the degree of community involvement has been deepening since the task force was formed last fall.
The heroin task force takes its biggest public step tomorrow with a community meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Social Hall at 702 West Fourth Street.
The meeting will focus on education, involvement and action that are crucial to dealing with the drug issue in our community.
The meeting will include speakers with real-life stories of addiction and recovery.
Don't think for a second that the drug problem in our area doesn't have an impact on the quality of life for all residents.
If you want to do something good for yourself and your community, show up at this meeting and see how you can get involved in solving the heroin problem threatening our community.
Show up. Listen. Learn.
Then get involved.