Nominate a volunteer senior citizens to be honored


To the editor:

Since I became the the director of the Shelby County Historical Society people from all over the state of Ohio continue to ask me, “How do you accomplish all the things that you do at the Ross Historical Center?” The answer to this question is very simple — that residents of Shelby County are very kind to share their time and talents with the community. Very seldom do I ask someone to volunteer for an educational program that I get a “no,” and usually it is because they are already volunteering their time for another organization on that day. How do I describe my volunteers? — Generous, dedicated, and full of life. They want to help make their community a great place to live and raise children.

A few weeks ago I was asked to join a committee sponsored by the Area Agency of Aging. This committee’s goal is to plan a luncheon that honors senior citizens in Shelby County who continue to volunteer. What I have learned: age doesn’t diminish the drive and/or determination to make Shelby County the greatest place to live in the United States.

Please join with me in honoring a Shelby County Citizen or a couple, who are 60 or older, for continuing to fulfill their dream of creating a better place to live by volunteering. The process is easy; all you have to do is pick-up a nomination from at the Sidney Senior Center or the Shelby County Historical Society. Fill-out the nomination form and return it by mail to the Sidney Senior Center, or email shelbyhistory@embarqmail.com, or drop it off in person at the 304 S. West Ave., Sidney, by March 31, 2017. All nominees will be recognized at a luncheon to be held on May 16, 2017, at the Sidney American Legion.

It takes just a little bit of time to say thank you.

Tilda Phlipot

Sidney