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Letter: There’s too much evil; let’s promote the good

In a short time we will once again recognize our great Rowan County youth from ages 5 years to 18 years old for their unselfish acts of service above self. Our nation is in an uproar with finger pointing, hatred and name calling. You might ask, is there any good out there anymore?

If you want to see a beautiful example of diversity in Rowan County, then nominate a youth and attend the Service Above Self Ceremony. It can make a grown man cry. (A good cry.) I have been associated with the Service Above Self Award program for our youth for 22 years, and we have recognized literally thousands of our youth for their service to others. This program is provided through a partnership with Cheerwine, Rowan County United Way and Rowan Rotary.

Parents, don’t be bashful. Go ahead and recommend your deserving children for their service to others. Teachers, nonprofit organizations, Scout leaders and neighbors, let’s take the time to do some good for our youth in our county.

We have too much evil. Let’s promote the good. Not only do you get the privilege of nominating a youth, but you are invited to attend the ceremony and watch them cross the stage to be recognized. Are we really too busy to recognize a deserving youth?

Folks, let’s make this the best year ever for our deserving youth. It takes literally a few minutes to nominate by email or letter form to recommend a youth or group for an award, and all are recognized at a formal ceremony at Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Here is how you get started. Go to rowanserviceaboveself.com or call 704 633-1802. Please don’t wait; nominate right now.

— Dr.Jim Duncan

Salisbury

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