At 3 pm today I went to Pleasant Hill over at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. We had to clean the buildings and move all the old machinery to Grandpa's Farm. There was a fear that not very many people would show up.
There were over 50 people there! At least 20 of them were under the age of 25. It was marvelous to watch them work and chip right in. A lot of "what can I do now?". Our volunteer base is usually older - over 60 years of age.
We tried something different. We wrote about it in the big newspaper and the little one. Wilda managed to get interviewed on TV in Mason City and she mentioned it. We shared it on twitter and facebook.
People showed up from all the towns in our county. They heard about it in the papers, on facebook, on tv - and they were excited to come! We learned -- just ask, and they will come.
Enjoy the video - I believe we were given Amazing Grace tonight.