Volunteers help Greenville move in the right direction

Dear Editor: Now about to complete my first year as Greenville’s mayor, I have been greatly encouraged by the positive attitudes and renewed community spirit of our citizens. Since my election, many people have asked me what they could do to help improve our city. It is my belief that God provides every individual with certain gifts of service. Adults and children alike are fully capable of providing some form of service to help our many local organizations and the projects they sponsor. Just to name a few: The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, the Chamber & Economic Development Center of Washington County, Main Street Greenville, Boys and Girls Club, Keep Greenville Beautiful — and the list goes on. In addition, there are many events that the City of Greenville and Main Street Greenville also sponsor such as the Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival, the Fourth of July activities, the Delta Hot Tamale Festival and the Christmas Parade. However, many of these organizations need more volunteers who are willing to devote their time and talents to the many worthy projects that promote and benefit our city. The residents of our town provide a great resource from which much can be accomplished if we work together for the common good of our community. If you are one of those people who have either asked or thought the question “What can I do to help?” you can become a member of a corps of volunteers formed from the citizens of Greenville who lock arms, hold hands, and do whatever it takes to see our town move forward, together. As your mayor, I take great pride in representing our town locally and across the state. I sincerely feel that the people of Greenville have a renewed sense of pride and desire to see our community revived and rise to new heights. First let me thank those men, women and children who have worked as volunteers for past events and made them such a success. To those of you who would like to become a volunteer, I ask you to seek out and sign up with one of the many organizations or events which help our less fortunate residents or which promote our city. By taking advantage of any opportunity to volunteer your time and talent, you will most assuredly be helping to make Greenville a better place to live and work. John Cox, Former Mayor of Greenville

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