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Retired teachers volunteer service hours

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:09 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:28 p.m. CST

MORRIS – Retired teachers volunteered 18,779 hours to the community during 2013.

This amount is the largest ever recorded by the Grundy County Retired Teachers Association, and more than 10,000 hours than the previous year, according to a news release.

There is an old saying: “A teacher’s job is never done.”

When teachers retire, they become volunteers. They do many types of volunteer work in their own community and county where they live. At the September meeting at Maria’s Restaurant, the teachers started turning in the volunteer hours they had performed from October 2012 through September 2013 to Millie Dyer, volunteer hour chairman.

Upon receiving most the reports, Dyer stated that 18,779 hours have been given to this area. The largest number ever.

The teachers participate in many facets and many places of community life. Some examples include working at the Morris Hospital in patient service, the gift shop, transportation and reception desk; church activities; schools with tutoring and mentoring; Friends of the Library; Mobile Meals; civic organizations; Goose Lake Prairie Partners; charities, highway clean-up; sports and youth programs; political activities; P.A.D.S.; Saint Vincent’s Table; and We Care of Grundy County.

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