For me personally, community service entails many different aspects from sought out projects to things you do voluntarily in your surroundings because they need to be done. Throughout my internship, I have engaged in both facets of community service. My largest project was cleaning up at the Swisher County Show Barns to prepare to cook the bar-b-que out there for picnic luncheon and set up for the rodeo and dance. The county’s Activity Association had organized a one day work day. It was an eye-opening experience to be able to prepare for the upcoming events and get to know many of the ambitious leaders of my county. I hope to someday serve the same association.
Home Meals Delivered, which is a lot like Meals on Wheels is also another service project I participated in. This one was the most touching and rewarding projects. I loved being able to deliver hot meals to many shut-ins and others as well as being able to bring a smile to their face. Many of the wonderful people that I had the honor to deliver to, lived alone and some cases I was one of the few faces they saw daily. We may not have visited for very long, but every day a short conversation brightened both of our days.
Being able to take part in the show barn cleanup, home meals delivered, working at the crisis center, and serving tea and other miscellaneous activities during swisher county picnic, is something I hold in high regard. Community Service is such an important aspect of the
commonwealth and helping on develop a sense of place. I am very adamant about community service. Our community constantly gives to us the opportunity to grow. We should do things to say thank you and help build our community up as they do for us. It is a never ending project and I am not planning on slowing down anytime.