Published 10:58 am Friday, May 3, 2013
To the editor:
I have had the pleasure of watching the renovation and transformation of the old Mill Springs School into the Mill Spring Agricultural Development & Community Center.
Yesterday, I was there with a group of middle and high school students, which converges one Wednesday each month to volunteer to clean, paint, plant or weed something at the center since the transformation began. I saw the chalk board that states how many hours have been volunteered at the center; 13,000 hours of volunteer time have been placed into the center. College students, youth groups, scout troops, service groups, individuals, farmers, people who used to go to school there all have contributed in some way.
The Mill Spring Agricultural Development & Community Center, my friends is a community effort. When one considers there are approximately 19,000 residents in the county, this is a very big number of volunteer hours. The development and transformation of this rundown school as well as the programs that have been offered at the center have helped to unify our county.