Thursday, April 2, 2015

Invent the Future!

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." –Immanuel Kent

Community services and neighborhood volunteers work on inventing the future every day.  They take the pro-active approach to making the community a better, safer place to live. They set up and host events in their neighborhoods and help encourage our local youth to utilize these activities as a healthy alternative to wandering the city streets.

In the past six months, 237 volunteers around Decatur have participated in activities such as National Night Out, fall festivals, Christmas parties, after school help for youth, spring and Easter celebrations, community forums and an assortment of others.

Every day I hear stories about all the hard work volunteers are doing and about all the positive things that are happening because of this hard work.  Many people in the area are quick to knock Decatur as being a terrible place, but when I look around I see so many people involved in projects to engage, nurture and encourage those who need help, to educate and raise awareness for various causes, who make the world a better place on a daily basis.

Thank you to each and every one of you who volunteers, and who make a difference in SO many ways. Whether it’s once a year or once a day, you’re all special and deserve all the recognition that can possibly be given.

Please continue inventing the future in unique, wonderful ways!

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