Being involved in local activities is something I take pride in.
- A lot of people in our community believe we can build a better social life by joining in on local activities.
As a volunteer of our fire department, I have put in a lot of time and effort to helping out the town. Our department has a softball team that plays games every Friday night against nearby departments. It is a great way to collaborate with other fire departments as well as combine communities. We host twelve games at our fire department throughout the summer season and they are usually during the hottest times of the year which require us to have A/C readily available. Thankfully, our fire hall was recently redone and is now fully equipped with a brand new central heating and cooling unit. For starters, it is best for our fire hall to have cooling so that in the summertime we can raise extra money by renting out our recreational hall to the public. Also, after coming back from a fire and peeling off our layers of gear, there is nothing more relieving than sitting in the cool, A/C for a few minutes of relaxation. Our Friday night games are no longer as dreadful in the summer heat as we can go inside to cool off in the A/C between innings. After the game, both teams gather indoors and we enjoy a potluck dinner with cool air blowing on us. I am not sure how we ever played Friday night softball without A/C before.