As of Friday, August 3, 2018
DAILY SUN NEWS EDITORIAL
It’s not uncommon to hear people say: “There’s nothing to do in this town.”
But there is. All you have to do is find it and do it. Unless, of course, it’s only rock concerts you want.
We’ve recently brought you stories about groups and/or events that need help.
The city had a baseball camp a few weeks ago that was canceled because there were not enough volunteer coaches.
Surely, in a town of 18,000 people there are a few adults who played enough baseball to be able to teach little kids on a single Saturday.
If you ask coaches around here, they’ll tell you the critical age group is 5-10. Kids are coming into our middle and high schools lacking in baseball skills. That puts these programs at a competitive disadvantage.
Another community program that is surely in need of volunteers is the Valley Performing Arts Center. The ladies who have been putting the center together need building maintenance.
They’d probably be excited to entertain offers of instruction or workshops if you sing, dance, act or play a musical instrument.
Over the Hill Theatricals will be looking for actors, singers and dancers among people 45 and older in about two weeks to fill roles in a musical comedy.
Here’s your chance to showcase your artistic talents. If that scares you, so much the better. What better way is there to get rid of your fears than by performing for your friends and neighbors.
There are many youth-oriented opportunities, as well as non-profit organizations that could use a helping hand, as well.
Later this month, the Grid Kid program will begin training for the coming football season. Coaches are always needed.
Non-profits like Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services could use caring people to help victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
If you are bilingual, volunteers willing to assist Nuestra Casa’s programs, too, would certainly be welcome.
Another organization that welcomes volunteers is the American Red Cross, responsible for blood drawings up and down the valley.
There are also community service clubs like Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis that could use members willing to pitch in.
Next time you think there’s nothing to do in this town, get out and look for possibilities. And then do something.