I am thankful for the volunteers that led 4-H. Boy Scouts provided an opportunity for growth and adventure because of the adult leaders providing time that could easily have been spent elsewhere. The fine arts and access to knowledge were valued and shared without regard of social standing or income level. Indeed many of the best volunteers were people who did not have great sums of money, nice cars or large farms. Yes, opportunities abounded in the Larrabee area simply because of the generous service of caring adults. A large part of whatever is right in me today owes a debt to those adults.
I have been impressed with the volunteerism in Centerville. Since moving here less than a year ago, I have witnessed the passionate volunteers involved in this community. To all of you, I say thank you. You are among those who truly make a difference in our community. Others will grow because of your influence. Keep up the good work.
If you are not presently a volunteer, I encourage you to become involved. Be a positive difference maker in Centerville. I know you can be just that.
Finally, learn with me the value of saying thank you. That is the only pay volunteers receive. Believe me, thank you means a lot.