A Lesson in Volunteership
Kathy’s reach knows no bounds. She helped organize local Salvation Army Bell Ringing efforts around the holidays, an annual tradition that makes an incredible difference for families and individuals in need. At her church, First Presbyterian, Kathy’s served on committees and as an elder, offering her knowledge and expertise to the betterment of the group. She also greets and ushers, always making sure to extend a warm welcome to all that come through their doors. That’s not to count the many mission trips she’s taken to provide aid where it’s needed most.
At our town’s renowned Lake Mirror Classic, she coordinated antique motorcycles and bikes. She also volunteers her time annually at Sun ‘n Fun.
Then there’s Parker Street Ministries, a nonprofit that seeks to “join God’s transformation of our neighborhood through living and working” therein. Here, she dedicates her time and efforts to helping out at their special events, all themed around the success of the children and residents of the Parker Street community.
Kathy’s also affiliated herself with VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly), where she delivered weekly meals for five years. Nowadays, she helps deliver birthday cakes to members of our community who are 90 years old or over. “Teenagers will bake the cakes and somebody will decorate them, and then there’s usually somebody in town who will give us plants and goodie bags,” Kathy explained. “So we’re usually walking there with our arms full of stuff to give to them.”
More recently, Kathy’s focused her efforts on organizing tours at Bonnet Springs Parks, inviting the community one buggyfull at a time to take a glimpse at the serene beauty that can be found in our very own backyard.