When I heard the Jaycees might have to cancel the Halloween parade because of lack of manpower, I knew it wouldn’t happen.
I knew they had low numbers and knew they couldn’t do it on their own anymore, but I also knew that plenty of people would step up and keep the tradition alive. That’s what happens in Hanover.
And that’s what happened last night when about 20 people gathered in the Jaycees meeting room on York Street to begin the mad rush to make sure this year’s parade goes off without a hitch and that the future gains more solid footing.
The meeting had a great exchange of ideas and featured people from many different backgrounds, including some former Jaycees who seemed to feel like they pretty much had an obligation to help.
But even while we divvied up most of the duties last night and left with a feeling of enthusiasm, a lot of work still remains. So if you want to help, let the Jaycees know. If you want to sponsor something or make a donation, that always helps and information will be available soon. If you feel like you can give even a little assistance, don’t sit back and wait for someone to ask.