“Over 355 volunteers made a difference last year with their laughter and smiling faces to spread joy to neighbors in our communities who are unable to do the work,” Stromer told the Journal-Patriot. “We expect more volunteers to become involved this year. It’s a wonderful experience for everyone involved. The volunteers give freely of their time and effort.” Projects planned for the elderly and persons with disabilities include building ramps, building steps, replacing flooring, repairing porches, sealing roofs against leaks, repairing porch rails, yard work, washing windows, writing cards to send to veterans and collecting canned goods for human resource agencies, she noted.
For more information about “Make a Difference Day,” call Tina Krause at 651-7802 or Dare Stromer at 667-7l74. Volunteers doing construction should contact Ms. Stromer or Ms. Krause about rescheduling the work in the event of rain.
There is another music festival that has taken root and steadily gained popularity in Wilkes County over the last five years.