Stars & Stripes: Hannah Gideon

Although it may be required of every intern to do community service, I often find myself doing more than I may realize. Whether it is a simple action of picking up trash or a charity event: Community service comes in many shapes and forms. 

This year, I decided to participate in two separate events for community service. The first community service I did was volunteer to help at our local theater. You see, instead of being run by paid workers, people volunteer their time at the Dream Theater to ‘keep the DREAM alive’ as the business says. This means that if people in our community never volunteer, we would not have the pleasure of having a local theater in town. The movie that I volunteered for was The Little Mermaid, so one of the best parts was being able to see all of the little ones running around with their parents and grandparents.

At 6:00 AM on July 4th, I also volunteered to put American flags up for our community. We have a rotary club in our school and community that provides Russell with many local opportunities to enhance our city. One of these opportunities is the flags.

Personally, this was my favorite community service event because I greatly appreciate what all of our veterans and past citizens have done for this country.

I couldn’t even imagine what life would be like without this beautiful country that gives me a home. Not to mention, the people inside it. I was working alongside this elderly man and he was the sweetest person to me. One of the biggest reminders I thought when working with him was that life is what YOU make it to be. If you wish to be angry all of the time, you won’t get much out of it. However, if you decide to be the happiest you can be, you will have lived life to its fullest potential.

Overall, I love doing community service because it always brings a warm feeling to my heart. I am looking forward to spending the remainder of my hours at the Dream Theater and continuing to bring smiles to others’ faces.

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