I love to volunteer for activities that allow me to interact with kids in my community. Whether it is at my church, or our community library, it’s rewarding to provide an activity that teach or entertain our community’s youth. Volunteering at DeWitt’s Autumn Fest is a great opportunity to see the children I may already know from other community events and to meet the rest of their families. But more importantly, it is an opportunity to build bridges with the next generation. Someday, they will be the leaders of our community, and if I can help nurture them in some way, I feel that it is time well spent.
DeWitt is a lovely community and a great place to live and to raise children. I want the children to be exposed to the many great aspects of the community and maybe raise their family here. Hopefully, some of them will become the leaders that help our community stay strong, safe and thriving.
It is important as adults, as parents, as churches, as business owners and as community leaders; to do everything we can to help our children have positive things to do with their time and energy. Autumn Fest is an event that provides an opportunity to be involved in kid’s lives and to help our community stay strong. Events like Autumn Fest connect people with their hometown and help them build relationships with one another. “Home” is a very special place, we should do everything we can to continue to make DeWitt “home” for our kids and their families.
Cindy Nees, Director of Children’s Ministries, DeWitt Evangelical Free Church