A special thanks to the members of the Hampton Fire Department for all the extra hours of fighting fires during the recent days of extremely strong gusty winds.
And thanks to them, also, for always being on call at any time day or night, sometimes dealing with ugly situations and even death. We greatly appreciate the time and energy they give to the community for our safety, while often not knowing the circumstances they may have to cope with when going out on a call.
Another group that deserves a bit of recognition is a group of teens who were using their Sunday afternoon cleaning the Hampton school grounds where there were great piles of corn husks. One girl was tromping down the husks in a huge load they already had gathered while several others of the group were off picking up more husks.
When asked who was directing them to do this job, she said they just thought it needed to be done. What a refreshing answer. They were volunteering their time and energy and receiving no pay. Thanks to them for using their vim and vigor in such a positive way.