Last evening I was invited to a dinner at the Ocracoke School to recognize community members who had volunteered during the current school year. All of the dishes were brought by teachers -- turkey, pork, bean casseroles, vegetables, salads, homemade breads, and scrumptious desserts.
There were 85 volunteers honored -- almost as many folks feted as there are students in the school. Two volunteers, Eden Honeycutt and Kathy Ortman, received special recognition for more than 200 and 400 hours of service respectively. Reflecting on their outstanding contributions (and my meager service) I thought perhaps I should only have eaten maybe a half of a dessert!