Letters to the Editor
Just who invited the derecho storm volunteers to the barbecue held last week at PCHS? Your newspaper leads one to believe that volunteers from the whole county were included. Not true.
How many volunteers showed up from northern Pocahontas County?
Seems I saw lots of volunteers helping at NRAO the first week of July this summer. Several volunteers delivered meals and checked on people on many back roads and hollows. Many volunteers helped served the meals donated by the Red Cross. If you volunteered in any way, were you invited? I have asked several volunteers I saw that week and the answer is “no.”
I believe no one should have been rewarded, awarded or acknowledged. A generic thank you is all that should be necessary because invariably someone will be missed in a situation like this one—and apparently many were.
I really am not writing this for me. I am disappointed for the many others who were missed.
An overworked and forgotten volunteer no more
Thank you for Suzanne Stewart’s article about the newly renovated Green Bank Gallery. It is always good news when a community pulls together for a common goal.
Our Gallery is a co-operative effort in the old-fashioned sense. All our members participate in the work and the decisions. My title may be gallery “president,” but the Green Bank Gallery was built by, and belongs to, our local community of creative artisans.
As volunteers finish the remodeling and install our cozy new fireplace, the gallery is attracting new artists and displays every few days. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy some fine Appalachian arts and crafts.