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Letter: Service clubs make a difference; you can help

Service clubs are groups that match volunteer help with real community needs. These "do-gooders" show up, for example, when there is a house fire or when kids need eye glasses. Often, they provide scholarships or exchange student opportunities. Flower baskets and giant eyeglasses are only a few of their visible improvements around town.

It turns out that volunteers "feel more socially connected, thus warding off loneliness and depression." In fact, Harvard studies link better physical health like lower blood pressure and longer life span with volunteering.

Red Wing is blessed with active service clubs including Lions, Rotary, and Kiwanis. Each club provides a unique opportunity to pitch in and do something positive. Please think about joining.

Of course, service clubs aren't for everybody; but everybody can help out. By supporting fundraisers like the Lions Club's "Ribs without Bibs" you too can help out. In case you didn't know, the ribs are sold by the case. In case you didn't remember, "Don't feed the lions, let the Lions feed you!" Thanks for helping.

Ev Smith

Red Wing