Labor Day Planning Committee
Julie Struck, Debbie Bostwick, Susie Scott, Bruce Scott, Susie Webber, Aimee Betrozoff, Lisa Olsen, Alyssa Olsen, Sarah Sheary, Bryan Morley, Jenny Penoyar, Luke Stigall and Zoe Sowa
Surviving and Thriving in a Changing World. That is what the Labor Day Committee does for our community. They build resiliency. Resiliency is the sustained ability of a community to use its resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. This allows the adaption and growth of a community after disaster strikes. The Labor Day Committee continues to build resiliency in our community. They do this by providing local knowledge and understanding of the culture which is specific to our county. Creating a community network and building relationships, listening, and providing resources that would not otherwise be provided. It should be mentioned that these community members do this while they face the same obstacles that the community faces.
These Resiliency ROCKSTARS continue to give their time and efforts to support the needs of others. This is done by many volunteers that help run events and oversee the operations of the events. Remember the Grand Parade, Kids Parade, Pole Walk, Fireworks, and Kids races? Not to mention other events like the softball tournament each year that the teams pay to compete in and monies generated are donated to a need in the community--some donations have been to expenses involved in accidents or dealing with major illnesses associated with large medical expenses. These events and more are provided by The Labor Day Committee and its volunteers. It should be mentioned that in the last couple of years they have also added the Color Run and Kid’s movie night. All of these events are free to the public, provide a network, and give opportunities for growth and connection. It would seem that during the last 18 months of the pandemic this community of volunteers and helpers have invested their time and efforts in a way that made a difference for others and continue to do so.
We are proud to award the Labor Day Planning Committee with the October 2021 Resiliency Rockstar award!
Written by: Angela Listy, Community Integrated Health Services
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"After researching the cost I thought for sure there would be no way that we would ever be able to reach that goal," said Teresa. "Then after starting the FB fundraiser and opening an account at the credit union the money started coming in. At first I thought we would start with 1/2. Then, the next thing I did was sent letters to the businesses. Before I knew it we had enough for 3/4 and then shortly after that and some negotiation with the vendor we had enough for all the lights."
Thank you Carl and Teresa!
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