Last Saturday we had the big Community Clean-Up day and I had over 400 hours of volunteer time turned in. People coming together to make a difference, fighting the litter. A good number of those hours were OPSU students from Texhoma and Goodwell who came to help. Loads of trash was picked up and hauled off.
Each and every one of those who put in an hour or two or three, I have prayed that blessings come to you. Those that have turned in times include Equity Bank, OPSU Soccer, OPSU Men’s Basketball (coach even brought his son and wife), Upward Bound, OPSU Softball, Rose Garden Club and Glasswing Garden Club, Rotary, individuals Donna Riffel and Erika Valle, City of Guymon (a crew of 20), OPSU HALO, and I am sure there were many more.
The crews that were out had the opportunity to have lunch at the park. Those that donated to make that happen included Bob’s Cowboy Bar, Elite Physical Therapy, Gab’s Bottle in a Bag, Garrison Insurance Agency, Helms Garden Center, Evan Humphreys Law Office, PTCI, Kristine Scott, Seaboard, TCEC, and Walmart.
We aren’t done, by any means, because we have people spending time all through April to do a little community Spring cleaning.
It is amazing what people can get done who work together.
Do you have 30 minutes to spare to help? Maybe you can walk your alley and pick up trash … or there along the highway … or some spot you have noticed in town that needs a little help. If we all gave 30 minutes, it would be unbelievable the difference it would make.
One of the places we didn’t get a crew sent to was Highway 136 going south out of town and the alley between James and Academy (all the way through town). I’m hoping a couple more crews will call and ask where they can help.
Mother’s Day is almost here. Be nice to your mother and do something good for her. I’m hoping my son Lucas will come and pick up the dog poo in the yard. I appreciate that more than a card, that’s for sure! And maybe we should think about and maybe invite a mom whose kids are a long ways off, or someone who has lost their mother to have Mother’s Day with the family. Mother’s Day is hard for some. Let’s be kind.
See you on the bricks.