Amazing Volunteers Came Together for Community Service Day

Wayne Darnell and Larry DruryInstalling RampLois TateJudge Executive GrittonJudge Executive Gritton and Christian ShepherdMonica MillerStacey KingUnited Way Volunteers: Chris Cannon, Brad Baker, Will Gray, Brittney Howard, Hanna Kroskie, Polly Lloyd-Rudalick, Angela Crow, Jessica ByasseeBrad Baker Installing Edging at Anderson Community Education CenterJessica Byassee Planting Flowers at Anderson Community Education CenterWill Gray Trimming Bushes at Anderson Community Education CenterJudge Executive Gritton Helping Install BenchJudge Executive Gritton Helping Install BenchDonna Crain Drury, Gail Jones, Cheri Meadows, Jacque Zeller, Jan Lee

Across the county, warm hearted volunteers were out yesterday doing what they do best, helping others in need.  Yesterday marked the third annual Anderson County Community Service day with volunteers helping many organizations and people in need.  Here’s just a sampling of what was done:

Volunteers from the LIGHT Center were out in the western part of the county helping one of their first clients.  Lois Tate, who has been suffering with a number of medical ailments and uses a walker, was in need of a ramp to help get in and out of her house.  Larry Drury, Bobby Meade, and Wayne Darnell pitched in to help build a ramp for her yesterday.  “It’s going to really help.  I’m so glad and happy,” Lois said.

Meanwhile, at the county park, Judge Executive Orbrey Gritton volunteered time from his busy schedule to help clean the park.  “We thank the community in their efforts for keeping our park clean,” Orbrey said.

A short time later at the Anderson Community Education Center, volunteers from the United Way and some students along with some of the instructors got their hands dirty beautifying the front landscaping.  “We have 8 volunteers from United Way to help us today along with some students. We are so excited to get some beautiful flowers, have bushes trimmed outside, and just some new landscaping to make a nice front for our school,” Jacque Zeller, director of the center, said.

Then as the evening approached, the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceburg did their first community project at the county park behind the extension office.  They installed a recycled bench along the pathway so walkers and runners have a place to rest.  “We’re absolutely thrilled today to come together and dedicate this bench.  We hope that folks in Lawrenceburg will take the opportunity to come through the walking track…We’d like to invite everyone who is interested in helping kids and doing good things in Anderson County to join Kiwanis in Lawrenceburg,” Cheri Meadows, president of the local club, said.

Jacque Zeller, one of the creators and organizers of the day, was very proud of how the community came together for the day.  “We have a lot going on everywhere, and we just appreciate and thank all the volunteers in our community,” she said.

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