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PAGE 4 PRESS I ERSPECTIVES JUNE 25, 2014 F ROM TH E EDITOR'S DESK... BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, IWALSH OUNTY PRESS There is something rewarding its toll last spring, this was a proj- about putting in the work and ect that was long overdue. seeing the difference a few hours Thursday it rained, so my ba- of your time can make. bies and I sat at home while a In Crystal last week, we had dedicated few filled planters and City Clean up Days, which was hanging baskets, but Friday it dedicated to volunteers painting, was all hands on deck. cleaning, patching up, and gener- I got my folks to put in put in ally shining up the look of the some grandparent time so that I town. After a few years of neglect could free up my hands for paint- and a devastating flood that took ing City Hall (along with quite a few others, because otherwise I your community a better place would still be out there.) will make a difference in your It is amazing to see what a dif- life along with the lives of others. ference a few coats of paint and a I hate painting trim. It took me couple of planters filled with just about as long to primer and flowers can make. paint the trim on the windows of Volunteering isoneofthesim- that City Hall that it did for plest things a person can do. If everyone else to paint the entire you have a few hours or a few building, but by early Saturday days, there are plenty of ways to afternoon, the building was fin- get involved whether it is through ished along with a few others that a camp, church, community or were in desperate need and that event, but there is nothing saying sense of accomplishment that that your volunteer time has to be came with the quick loop through sanctioned by an organization, town was worth the time. Whether you spend an afternoon It was a handful of hours that picking up trash or calling up the were good for the soul. Good Samaritan Society to share Like" the Walsh County Press on Facebook your talents, doing something and check out our blog at http://walshcounty- with your time for good to make ,;~ ?i~ +~