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Volunteering

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. ~Author Unknown

Okay, this is what you’ll want to do. . . Close your eyes; click your heels together three times; and say, “I love Ferguson.”

Did you do that? If you didn’t, then maybe this isn’t the article that suits you right now. And if that is the case, don’t worry, you’ll come around.

As you probably know, one person cannot make a community that is the community where you would want to live. It takes everyone. Have you seen the movie; ‘Beauty and the Beast’? Well during one of the opening songs, everyone in town is performing their jobs that made up their village. The butcher, the baker, I don’t remember if there was a candlestick maker, but you get the gist. I know what you’re thinking, “but those are their jobs and I have my own job to do.” Everyone has their own jobs but the era that this movie is set, if it wasn’t for the butcher, not everyone would be able to put meat on their table, the baker made sure everyone had fresh baked goods, and they wouldn’t have been able to see when the sun went down if it wasn’t for the candlestick maker. It takes everyone to be able to pitch in to help make their community home.

So, what does that have to do with Ferguson? A lot!

If we were to count on our elected officials to instruct our administrative staff to take care of everything, there wouldn’t be enough time to get the things that were needed done. Let alone, the things that we take for granted and the things we enjoy. Those are the things that wouldn’t get done if it wasn’t for volunteers.

Would there be a Streetfest? What about Northern Lights? These are just a couple of things that wouldn’t get done without volunteers. The ‘Ferguson Farmers Market’ wouldn’t have even been considered without volunteers.

Today, I’m asking for your attention to consider volunteering. Let’s think of it as, ‘Helping to create the Ferguson that I would want to move into, if I didn’t already live here.’ That’s it. Step up, pitch in, and make our community something we can be proud of.

In the very near future, we’ll be asking for your help. If you love Ferguson, you’ll want to be the first in line. Keep your eyes open. This will be your call to action. fergusonmainstreet.org. 314-882-1337

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew

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Ferguson, MO 63135
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