It’s that time again.
School has begun and so have a number of other activities. Most of them could use some volunteers to keep things moving along and produce the best outcomes for all concerned.
Booster groups of every stripe need help in their fund-raising activities. Picture yourself hustling hot dogs at a game or topping off a root beer float for sale to a thirsty customer. Statisticians and scorekeepers are frequently in short supply—the season gets longer with every game gone by and more looming into the winter. The chain gang at football games is NOT made up of elves who live under the bleachers, you know. Somebody has to help with and/or supervise the clean-up—indoors or outdoors, a mess is a mess. Tickets must be sold and accounted for. Merchandise, ditto. Elementary schools have activities going on all of the time that could use a little adult supervision and contribution…of course, it behooves one to act like an adult and actually be a desirable role model in addition to counting coupons or putting up pictures, or whatever. Act responsibly so kids can see how it looks; they get enough of the bad stuff on TV.
Community groups—Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, Eagles, Masons& Eastern Stars, church folks, etc.—are always looking for help and support. New in town? Show up to make new friends and get all of the latest on what’s happening around and about(The jungle telegraph has direct lines to many of the most active). Have you a hobby? Dollars to doughnuts there’ll be someone around who shares your interest, or would, if you’d get out and promote it(I’m still mulling over an offer to take up horseshoes).
There are things to do, places to go, people to see. In the immortal words of Auntie Mame, “Life is a banquet and most poor fools are starving to death”.
You could at least try an appetizer.