Volunteers Help Clinton Grow in Many Ways

A Message from Village of Clinton Mayor, Al Knack

In my office, going over the final preparations for our Bicentennial Celebration with Marissa, I looked out the west window and noticed, none to my surprise, Diane, Tom, & Loraine working diligently in the flower beds of the village greens. Out of the south window, I saw Susan and Gerry washing windows and sweeping the entry way to the Rhodes Harter House. I strolled down Main Street and spotted “The Wood Guy” hanging our banners. Then, I observed Sharley and Debbie on their way to the Limbach building for an afternoon of cleaning and setting up historic displays. Over the next several hours, we were overwhelmed at the Village Hall, by citizens coming in and asking how they could volunteer their talents for the benefit of Clinton.

I grabbed my brown bag lunch that my lovely wife made me and headed to the Ohio Veteran’s Park. I ran into John who graciously volunteered to run our car show. At the Veteran’s Park, as always, the volunteers were bustling with activity to keep the park in its pristine shape. Ken, Sharon, Gary, Don, Chuck, Carol, Tony, and Richard working so hard, made me wish I would have packed more sandwiches!

As I strolled back to the Village hall, I couldn’t help but notice, I was surrounded by people who love Clinton as much as I do.

For those of you who are looking for a way to spend time giving back, sharing your knowledge, or just have a desire to help others, think about being a volunteer. Churches, garden clubs, hospitals, civic organizations, hospice and many others rely on the knowledge, caring, hard work and enthusiasm that volunteers have to offer.

I want to say “THANK YOU” to all of our volunteers in Clinton who spend countless hours helping and giving back to make our community a better place to live, work and raise our families.