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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Volunteers Rule!

Today was the Dwight Lion's Club annual autumn Road Clean-Up.  Brian, Dave and Mike were out to help. I'd say to Pitch In, but since the whole reason the Lions were out there was because people driving along had failed to Pitch In and had instead Pitched Out, the phrase doesn't flow.

On the way, I had to pull over for green flashing lights -- these indicated Volunteer Firefighters, and sure enough, local Fire Chief Garry zipped by me into the Firehall.  Moments later, the First Response truck was rolling.  It never fails to amaze me, that every time that siren goes it means our friends and neighbours who serve on the volunteer Fire Dept have stopped what they were doing and gone to aid someone else.  The Fire Dept. is currently looking for more volunteers to join their ranks -- you might consider it, if you live in the region.

Meanwhile, all the way along Highway 60, out to the Boyne Creek, the Lion's were bagging up the trash.  Dave and Mike reported lots of detritus left by the Ironman 70.3 -- power gel packs, registration numbers that had fallen off, logoed water bottles.  Hmmm.... it is something for the athletes to consider, not littering...

Norma and Brian 'posed' with one of the many bags she had filled...

And Bob, well, he pointed out that it's not all trash -- he had found an American dollar bill down in the ditch.

Not enough to solve their credit crisis, perhaps, but proof that at least some US money stayed in Canada this summer.

So here's to the volunteers, be they responding to a fire, a medical emergency, helping run kid's programs, serving on committees, running fundraisers, or picking up the trash.

Communities run on Volunteers. You ROCK.

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