So by now if you have read my previous blogs you realize that I love to volunteer and I think that it’s extremely important that we all do regularly. On Sunday April 21 I was on my way to Turkey Hill; I had to get my Ice Tea fix. I notice people walking down the street and on the sidewalks carrying plastic bags and had rubber gloves on. These people were picking up trash that had been thrown on the ground or perhaps blew into the area. They were even picking up those nasty cigarette butts that had been haphazardly flicked about all over the place.
On my way home back from Turkey Hill I couldn't help myself, I had to stop. I put my window down and I asked the gentleman nearest to me what group this was out picking up the trash. This gentleman was Pastor Donald Potter from the Middletown Presbyterian Church located on the corner of Union and Water streets. The pastor stepped up to my vehicle and proceeded to tell me that it was the Youth Group from the church. He mentioned that they "had some extra time" before they were leaving to VOLUNTEER serving a meal at the Ronald McDonald House. Well I thanked Pastor Potter and those that were with him and continued on my way home.
On that short drive back to my house I knew I needed and wanted to include these persons in today’s blog. I mean this is exactly what I am talking about, people out volunteering, making the grass greener right where they are. The Presbyterian Church Youth Group was out giving of their own time to help clean up the streets of Middletown to make it a cleaner, green and better place to live. This is what I call watering the grass! What was so astonishing about this was that not only were they out volunteering but they didn’t just clean up around their church, they were blocks away from their church and they were just killing some extra time VOLUNTEERING before they were leaving to VOLUNTEER at another location.
So KUDOS! to the Middletown Presbyterian Church Youth Group and Pastor Potter for stepping up and stepping out to volunteer to help make Middletown a better place. We all need to learn from and follow this example. When will it be your turn? Comment on this blog and let me know when and where you are volunteering to help make your neighborhood and town a better place to live.