Joe Stoltzfus considers himself a child of Appalachia. He has traveled the world as a volunteer visiting England, Scotland, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa and Swaziland, but always returns home to Athens County. “Southeast Ohio is the one of the most beautiful places on earth,” he says.
For his most recent volunteer gig, he didn’t have to travel very far. Joe is one of the many volunteers from Rocky Brands who helped out with the Nelsonville Library’s free summer lunches.
Amy McCulloch also works at Rocky Brands and took on the task of organizing the employees’ volunteer shifts. “It’s great to be able to give back to the community,” Joe says, “and when my co-workers found out that the library needed volunteers, they made sure all the spots were filled.” In fact, so many wanted to help this summer that Amy had to work hard drafting a schedule making sure everyone got to volunteer at least once!
“So many were eager to help and be flexible with their time,” says Amy. “We had 44 Rocky Brand Associates volunteering over 49 days and affecting 104 lunch schedules!” Amy is a scrapbooker and those organizing skills came in handy for this task.
The library would like to thank all of the great volunteers from Rocky who contributed to another successful year of Book Camp and the free lunch program. And special thanks to Joe for his enthusiasm and to Amy for her coordinating. The library couldn’t have done it without you!