Over the years that I have lived in St. Joe, many of the buildings have been hit or fallen apart. Some of these messes are left right next to the highway for drivers to see. This is causing people's perceptions of the town to crumble. I know St. Joe on the inside is more than just a withering town, but a town full of history and exceptional people. The feeling of community is strong in the town and everyone helps each other, but opinions are first based on appearances. Without an outward appearance to match the inside, no one can really see just how great St. Joe really is.