‘Group Cares Camp’ was success all around
Steve Nagle and Amanda Duenow of West Central Community Action recently reviewed the housing work effort that took place in Glenwood and Pope County a few weeks ago. WCCA brought the “Group Cares Camp” to Pope County, and an army of teenagers and adult volunteers helped paint houses, build wheelchair ramps and decks and improve entrance ramps at many city and county homes. The work was done for those who would or could not get that work done on their own.
It was a great program, and we’ve heard many wonderful comments from residents who received the help and from residents who were impressed with the teens behavior and attitude.
But, Nagle said, it was the teens and adult volunteers who had nothing but praise for the Glenwood community and the people of Pope County.
“They so appreciated Glenwood and commented about how the community is so pretty and the people are so kind and all of the campers wanted to come back here,” Nagle said.
Nagle said recently that there were 70 adult volunteers from all over the country that participated as well as 263 junior and senior-high students who pay to be a part of the “Group Cares Camp.” Those juniors and seniors comprised some 44 crews to work at 29 sites.
It was a very worthwhile program and one that helped many in Glenwood and Pope County. We, too, hope the program will again focus on Pope County in the future.
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Jim Chan, who has worked as a full-time police officer for the City of Glenwood will be leaving the force, it was announced at Tuesday’s regular city commissioner’s meeting.
The commission accepted his resignation, praising his work for the city, especially his investigation work. He has been a Glenwood Police officer for more than six years.
Chan, and his wife, Joyce, will be moving to the St. Cloud area where he will be taking part in a business opportunity, he said in a letter to the commission.
An open house to recognize Jim Chan and his service to the city will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 at City Hall in Glenwood.
“Jim has been an excellent officer for the city and we want to thank him for his service,” stated City Administrator Dave Iverson.