Archive for Thursday, April 19, 2001

Volunteers deserve special recognition

Editorial

April 19, 2001

Perhaps they read to a first-grader in a Tonganoxie Elementary School classroom. Perhaps they work at the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop, hanging up clothes and straightening shelves. Or maybe they deliver meals to home-bound residents, providing a healthy lunch as well as a few minutes of conversation.

Whatever their volunteer job is, they take it seriously. And they should be commended.

Next week is National Volunteer Week, which provides an opportunity for people who benefit from the volunteer labor of others to say, "thank you." It's the volunteers in our community who help make this city a special place.

Volunteers work tirelessly in our beautiful Reusch VFW Memorial Park. It's volunteers who donated so much of their time and some of their own dollars to improve the Tonganoxie High School athletics complex. And it's been the work of volunteers who tutor sixth-graders in mathematics at the elementary school, or provide a helping hand to a teacher.

Their work, although at times done without any recognition, is a major reason this city is what it is today a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Thanks to all of those unsung heroes in our town our volunteers.

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