This week is National Volunteer week and Winlock has a large group of individuals who volunteer a lot of their time to make Winlock a better community. Thank you to all of the volunteers for making Winlock a desirable community for all.
Since it is National Volunteer Week, I couldn’t think of a better person to interview than Joann Parkinson. Joann and Gary have been in Winlock since 1965. They are wonderful people who give a lot of their time to the Winlock Olequa Senior Center.
TC: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
JP: My God, my hubby, my kids, my grandkids and my seniors.
TC: What is your greatest fear?
JP: I don’t think about that, I have a positive attitude so I don’t worry.
TC: What is the one thing the people in Winlock may not know about you?
JP: I helped start the first food bank in Winlock with a few other wonderful people. I also like to travel in the United States; we drive so we can see everything. There is so much to see in the US.
TC: Why volunteer?
JP: I love my seniors at the Center, I have always enjoyed older people and I wanted to help. I want to thank Winlock for being there for our family and the senior center.
Joann is a rare individual; she has 6 children, 14 grand children and 2 great grandchildren and with that size family she still finds time to volunteer. Thank you Joann for giving us so much of your time and energy, Winlock is blessed to have such a great Lady in town!
Olequa Senior Center - Center Sewing Circle starting at Thursday at 10 a.m. Fall Prevention Seminar Friday at noon during lunch. Then, every Tuesday and Thursday, Pinochle card game takes place at 11 a.m.
Winlock Timberland Library has their Youth Page Turners on Friday at 3:30-4:30 p.m.; this week is “The Shakespeare Stealer” by Gary Blackwood, grades 4-6 are welcomed.
Winlock food bank is open every Wednesday at the basement under Never the Same. If you reside in the greater Winlock/Vader area, you are welcome to come once a month.
Finally, our prayers go out to Katlyn Buss who lost her 6-month-old baby Zane, and to Rutilo Sanchez who lost his daughter Alicia. Our thoughts and prayers are with both families.