Lately more of the younger generation is volunteering around Winlock. It's wonderful to see these individuals help Winlock by giving us their time.
I was sitting in my office the other day, when a young man by the name of Issac Duquette came in to ask if he could volunteer around town. He immediately sat down with Mayor Bradshaw, who promptly gave him a project to change the reader board. This young man didn't have to volunteer; he choose to. "I met with Mayor Bradshaw today, he put me to work immediately; he is a great guy," stated Duquette.
Duquette continued, "I love Winlock. I have been here for 22 years (he was home-schooled) and I want to see it grow. Growing up here, it's the only right thing to do is give back where I grew up."
The best part was, "the sign above the reader board my dad, Michael Duquette, built. It was an honor to put the information below the sign my Dad was involved in many years ago," stated Isaac.
When Isaac and his family moved to Winlock, "we started in a one room until my parents could afford to buy a home. The first weekend I was here was Egg Day, I thought I came to the best little town in the world and I still love it today," continued Isaac.
Isaac has plans, "I want to volunteer more in the future. I would like to help around Winlock Egg Days," he stated. He did, that evening Isaac went to his first Egg Day Committee meeting and his comment was "those are a fun bunch of people." I have a feeling we will be seeing more of him around town.
The ladies at the food bank stated, they had some of the younger generation help them this past week and so did the ladies at the thrift store and Rowdy Rooster. We have a group of young people in town who are seeing the changes and want to be a part of it.
Thank you to all of you who have volunteered, those of us who love the community appreciate your time in making Winlock better for everyone.