Saturday, October 27, 2007

Making a Difference

Several years ago, USA WEEKEND, the magazine supplement carried in the Telegraph Herald and hundreds of other papers, created Make a Difference Day.

Described as "the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors," the event is locked into the fourth Saturday of October.

The Telegraph Herald's program this year was a Fall Festival -- games, face-painting and, of course, food -- at the Boys and Girls Club. Some 50-60 kids and a few parents turned out.

Taking the lead in volunteering for the event were students in the Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council.

Cooperating business sponsors were Carlos O'Kelly's, Kwik Stop, Younkers, Factory Card Party Outlet, Rockford Industrial Welding Supply. And, of course, thanks to the Boys and Girls Club for staff and facilities support.

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