Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Three Cheers for the Volunteers!
Driving past the Mumma barn this weekend I saw the doors wide open and plenty of hubbub afoot, so I decided to nose around.
The joint was positively jumpin' with a whole bunch of scouts and adult supervision.
The focus of all their attention and energy were our limber and twelve pounder light gun howitzer that we use for artillery demonstrations.
Lots of TLC and elbow grease were being applied to rehab gun tube, carriage, and limber.
Ernest workers were abundant...
as was supervision.
Parents pitched in too.
The bronze was polished and buffed to a brilliance.
Came the time to flip the carriage and extra help in green and gray was rounded up and, Suribachi-style, the carriage went up,
and over. Resplendent in its new coats of primer and paint.
Tools of the trade for willing and enthusiastic volunteers,
And the fruit of their labor sounds off its thanks!
Like Ranger Keith always says: "Volunteers are the strength of the service!"
I couldn't agree more.