Blog 4
August 11, 2019

For the first 6 hours of my community service, I helped out with Meals on Wheels. I had never done this before and was very excited to see what it was all about. The first day I went, I just got to ride along and watch. Meals on Wheels consists of delivering lunch to people in the community that are in need. In Tulia, there are two different vans that both deliver to about 25 different homes. The next 5 days I got to deliver the food myself while another person drove the van. The people that drove the vans I rode in had been doing this so long that that route only took about an hour to finish. Most of the other volunteers have been doing this for a long time. My favorite part about doing Meals on Wheels was meeting the other volunteers. The people that do Meals on Wheels regularly are some of the kindest people I have ever met. It was also nice to meet many people when delivering food. There are some wonderful people in the community. I wanted to do Meals on Wheels again but it did not fit in my work schedule to go back.

For the rest of my community service, I helped set up and run the Panhandle Showdown goat and lamb show alongside the Randal County 4H club. This included showing up the night before and setting up the show ring. I carried panels and hooked them together in order to form the rings for the show. I moved around scales so that they were assessable to the public. I was really glad I was able to help out with this show. The stock showing industry has been a very important part of my life. When I was in school I showed sheep and I felt like this was a way I could give back to an organization that I was involved in. I was surprised about how much work went into setting up for a show. The supervisor had to be very organized in order to make everything go smoothly. All the organization resulted in the show running without any issues.