Helping the new guys learn the ropes

Published 4:08 pm Thursday, March 9, 2017

Volunteering one’s time to help others is an honorable trait we’ve always admired. There are many young people who have taken the torch from others in benevolent and service-oriented groups, such as the Lion’s Club, Meals on Wheels or Ruritans. New and younger members, especially those who serve in organizations which are depended upon for life-saving services, such as fire departments and rescue squads, learn the ropes from older and more experienced members. It’s important to recognize those who have served, volunteered and donated their time to the training of others seeking to help the community. To these men and women, we say thank you. Pictured are Bill Lewis Moss, left, and Jimmy O’Bryant, two longtime members of the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department who have each been volunteering for more than 50 years. There are many others like Moss and O’Bryant who have served for decades, teaching others how to serve the community, and we offer them our highest commendation. (Send “Way to Go” photos with names and a description to