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MASON CITY, IA — Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer took the time today to pay tribute to those volunteers that help our students every day.
Despite having his hands full with the passing of the recent budget and plans for his future, Bookmeyer took the chance to acknowledge volunteers for all that they do in the class room.
His day included reading to one second grade class as well as shadowing a current volunteer.
He would later read a proclamation thanking all the volunteers who give their time and effort to help.
“This is the way we live, you know. We live that way in Iowa. We find that these, our values are that we give back. Whenever we have the opportunity to do it. You want them to understand and appreciate those folks who are willing to do it on a regular basis,” said Bookmeyer.
While this may have been a one stop tour for the Mayor, he does say he is anxious to do more events like this in the near future.
“It gives us a chance to come out and honor our volunteers that we have in our community. You know of course RSVP, but you know within the city we’ve got a volunteer coordinator who coördinates thousands of volunteer hours a year. So anything we can do to honor all those folks is really valuable,” said Bookmeyer.