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Editorial: Who will step up?

A recent issue of the Gazette-Journal included a front-page story on the need for more volunteers to keep Mathews Market Days a part of the county’s calendar. That appeal brought positive results.

The paper also included a story about a long-time member of the Abingdon Woman’s Club, a synopsis of what the club has done for the county, and a bit of a lament that its membership is way down from its high point.

It had another article about a quilting guild that is looking for members. The members of these guilds do more than talk about their quilts: they make quilts for charity purposes and they stage community events.

Just three organizations, all in search of members, and all of them typical of most groups today. Three out of dozens in our communities that rely on the work of volunteers to provide the extras that make life here worth living. Three out of dozens that need more members in order to keep their good work going.

For instance, most of these groups raise money c...

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