One of my favorite songs is a song written by George Gershwin for the opera, “Porgy and Bess,” that was first performed in 1935. The title of the song is “Summertime.” The beginning line is “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy; fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.” Many of us feel that summertime is indeed a time when the livin’ is easy. It’s a time to kick back a bit and enjoy a relaxed pace of life. For some, it means a break from school, taking a vacation, enjoying a meal outdoors on the patio, boating at the lake, playing a late-day round of golf when the shadows are long, playing in the neighborhood eagerly awaiting the tune of the ice cream truck, or hanging out at the pool.
You can volunteer through one of many Community Service programs at Sardis such as the Salvation Army Women’s Center of Hope. Sardis members provide meals on the first Sunday and third Tuesday of every month to homeless women and children who are sheltered there. It’s as simple as purchasing frozen lasagna, preparing or purchasing a dessert, or purchasing a bag of fruit. Sardis has lost a number of volunteers in this wonderful program due to illness, age, or relocation. We need your help to continue this program.