Reagan home gets a boost from volunteers
With the 2012 season at the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home already off to a great start, I would like to take the time to thank those in the community who helped make it possible.
On April 21, the Dixon Kiwanis Club had its second annual Kiwanis clean-up day at the boyhood home. More than 50 members came out to help spruce up the Reagan Home grounds and make much-needed repairs. Thank you, Kiwanis members and board members of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, for making it a success.
On May 5, the Dixon High School Leo Club came out to plant and preserve the garden that the Reagan family raised to feed their family in the 1920s. Special thanks to Reagan Home Volunteer and Leo Club President Karen Sanders for leading the group to a successful day and a full garden. Thank you, Jenna Hickey, Brenan Chacon, Bryce Fellows, Peter Balser, Cydney Jones and Michael Barth, for giving up a Saturday morning to help preserve a vital piece of history.
The word “volunteer” comes from two Swahili words: “vol,” which means to deny one’s self, and “unteer,” which means without pay. I can truthful say the Dixon Kiwanis and Leo Clubs know the true meaning of volunteer. Thank you for all those who help keep the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home “a place to come home to.”
Note to readers – Kali Blackburn is the administrative assistant.