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The museum needs project volunteers

The Othello Outlook of Othello, Washington

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The Othello Community Museum board has changed its meeting time. They will meet Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. at Casa Mexicana instead of a lunchtime meeting in order to accommodate potential volunteers who cannot get away in the middle of the day.

This move is — hopefully — a positive one.

Volunteering can be rewarding and for those who have an interest in history, the museum is an excellent opportunity to help out. There are plenty of opportunities to use your skills at the museum.

One of the biggest is the yearly summer opening event. Each June, the museum hosts a special exhibit, along with guest speakers, that focuses on some aspect of Othello's history. Past events have included schools, railroad, the volunteer firefighters, the history of the building itself and more.

Next summer, the museum will be highlighting the air force base, which was located at the top of Radar Hill. Volunteers will be needed to help contact former personnel and plan the event itself.

The museum would also like to have additional events throughout the summer, such as author readings from those who have written books about the history of Othello and the surrounding area.

There is also a need for folks to greet visitors on Saturday afternoons. Also, there are opportunities for senior projects if high school students have an interest in history.

If this seems like something you would enjoy, come on out to the meeting Oct. 1 and find out all about what the museum has to offer. Or you can call Eric Morgan at 346-3823 or Fay Coats at 855-3911 for more information.

If history isn't your cup of tea, there are other groups that can always use help, as well.

For example, The Old Hotel is also in need of volun-, teers.

The local art gallery can always use help putting on art classes for both children and adults. And they can always use volunteers to show visitors around the gallery.

Then, there is the Adams County Pet Rescue. If you love animals, they need folks to feed and water their charges or just work with the different animals at the shelter.

Many of the other organizations and groups in town are in need of people to help out in a wide variety of ways. Volunteering can be done on your time schedule and there is always some way to use your abilities and talents to help other's, even if it is only once a month or so.

Civic groups and nonprofits in every city help increase the quality of life for citizens. From blood drives to church classes and more, there is always a need for volunteers.

So, if you have some spare time or you want to get your children involved in some rewarding activities, look into the many groups right here in Othello. You'll be glad you did.

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Original Publication Date: September 24, 2015

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