ril is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. This got me to thinking about the first time I served as a volunteer. I grew up on country back roads and, as a poor family, we were more likely to be the recipients of the volunteer kindness of others than to volunteer helping others.
Baseball season is now upon us and even though I am not a baseball fan, I can appreciate a good baseball joke.
Life is about relationships. From infancy through our formative years our relationships fell into two basic categories, parent-to-child and child-to-child.
My parents were children during the “Great Depression” and they often told stories of how their families endured the hardships of that era.
“Hi all from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Greetings in the name of Jesus who saves us all, including the many believers in this beautiful country.
Last week the Clermont Sun ran a small story announcing plans by Clermont Senior Services to develop a senior housing facility on College Drive in the Village of Batavia.
Clermont Senior Services has three events scheduled this spring to help raise much needed funds to support services during these difficult economic times. The first event will be our Fourth Annual 50s & 60s dance to be held on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 72 on Old State Route 74 in Eastgate.
I had the good fortune to be in attendance at the Salute to Leaders last week as Clermont 20/20 hosted a banquet to honor volunteers throughout the county.
Participation by older adults in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) increased by 16 percent over the past year. Participation in the meals-on-wheels program offered by Clermont Senior Services has also continued to grow, with a 19 percent increase in the number of meals served annually over the past five year.
The word opportunity has been popping up everywhere I turn and it wasn’t until last week that I had a revelation about opportunities that each one of us can take advantage of.