The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The Talent In Our People

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

27 June 2007

I am so taken by the talent in so many of our residents and the compassion of small town America.

It seems we have more people serving in the military, more coming to our political functions, and more volunteering at the nursing home, on fire departments, and ambulances, and Relay For Life and numerous other causes than places twice our size.

I've noticed when this happens, our children pick up the same habits and model the behavior.

Watching the young entrepreneurs in our society takes me back as well, reminding me of how our nation was built, by young individuals like this.

There is so much talent in our communities. Do you see it? There is so much heart.

The volunteer fire departments having been working overtime in helping plan the 4th of July Celebration, the parades for our enjoyment.

The volunteers for Crime Stoppers give to help protect its citizens.

The Legion Auxiliary do so many things that people do not see. There is scouting and Little League volunteers.

And the upcoming Henderson County Fair is full of talented young people, and good hearted adults who work to make this happen.

The Queen and Little Miss Contest is all done by good-hearted volunteers

There are our town leaders, and boards, the booster clubs and those who build parks, plant gardens, plan cemetery and garden walks.

If nothing else, higher gas prices might keep us home long enough to start noticing what we have within our reach. A community working together is a great thing.