Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bob the Builder Award: Rae Wilson and North Platte Canteen

"From December 25, 1941 until April 1, 1946 more than 6 million servicemen and women who traveled through Nebraska during World War II fondly remember the hospitality of the North Platte Canteen where every troop train was met by volunteers who prepared and served sandwiches, coffee, cookies, cakes, and other homemade ‘goodies’ during stops there."
I have served in PTA a number of years, and one year as the President. I had a board of at least 40 ladies (not including their committee members), volunteers who wanted to serve their children's school in some way. It too quite a bit of time, the equivilent of a part time job to administer the program that year, but of course, well worth it. A tiring year.
Rae Wilson lived in North Platte Nebraska during World War II. She happened to organize over 55,000 people to volunteer for the North Platte Canteen that you can learn more about at this link: It makes you feel warm and fuzzy. :) Have a great Sunday.