County residents reaching out to help other people

People in Lincoln County continue to help others in so many ways. This past week, we received emails and letters concerning one of a past successful effort and the second one of an area Scout wanting to help ill children.

Roger Kiesey shared a highlight which occurred Sept. 23 at the 20th Central Missouri Honor Flight. This association provides free trips for WWII veterans to visit the memorial in Washington, D.C. Part of the program is to introduce people and groups that are making donations to the Honor Flight program.  “I had the honor of introducing Sharida Mitchell, granddaughter of James Martin, a WWII veteran who went on the May Honor Flight,” said Kiesey.  “She organized the wiffle ball fund raiser and did a wonderful job.”

Several members of the Martin family were present at the reunion when Sharida presented Central Missouri Honor Flight with a check for $4,500.

“This is the first fundraiser that has taken place in Lincoln County for Honor Flight,” said Kiesey.  “Also, earlier this year the Elks Lodge of Troy presented Honor Flight with a check for $1,000.  What an awesome county we live in.  I think we should mention our good citizens for their efforts.”

We agree.

We received this letter about a young man attempting to help children as his Eagle Scout Project. His name Is Joey Raczynski, the son of Amy and Bryan Hagis. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 390 and is working on his Eagle project. He is doing a collection drive for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The hospital is in need of items that they give to the children being treated at the hospital. Many of the children are there for long periods of time and need things to do while they are in there and make their care and spare time more comfortable. Raczynski is needing help from the community to get these items to the children. Those items include Cardinal T-Shirts (any size), craft items for boys and girls; baby items (binkies, rattlers, toddler toys), etc.

Drop off locations are Troy Police Dept, 800 Cap-au-Gris, Troy (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and Bree’s Little Shop on the Corner, 101 S. Lincoln Drive, by Sugar Grove Growers (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), Tuesday-Saturday.For more information or any questions, call 636-734-0543.

At the national level there are calls for ‘redistribution’ of monetary wealth. In Lincoln County there are people ‘redistributing’ their time and talents to better the lives of others regardless of politics. It is being done because it is just the right thing to do!!!!

By Bob Simmons

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 9:15 am