A Brush of Encouragement

Gail Raderer in the newly painted 8th Grade girl's bathroom. The hot air balloons represent how each girl individually is important, reminding them they can lift each other up and together be spectacular. A mom decided to do something positive in her son’s middle...

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What To Do This Weekend

Stop by the 24th annual Locust Grove Gardeners' Fair, featuring over 40 vendors, music, and food from local food trucks. Pick up some spring flowers, bid on items at the silent auction, or bring your mom to the Mother’s Day Tea (reservations required) for a cup of tea...

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Plan Your Give a Day: You Will be Inspired When You Read Marlene’s Story.

Marlene Aldrich first volunteered for the Mayor’s Give a Day/Week of Service years ago when she worked for the University of Phoenix. She and a team of co-workers painted and cleaned a local Boys and Girls Club. They enjoyed it so much that several of them returned on a regular basis to read to the children. “I think we really made a difference for those kids, and I know it was a win-win for us,” Marlene says. “It meant a lot to me to hear them say, ‘Hi, Ms. Marlene’ every time I came in.” Volunteering also solidified the friendship Marlene and her co-workers shared, and they remain close even though they no longer work together.

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