Summer has come to an end, much to the chagrin of many of the kids going back to school. For those of us in the workforce, most of our vacation time is all used up, and it’s back to the grind we go. Many of us, though, will enjoy one last blast of the season this Monday, on Labor Day. It’s a day set aside to kick back with family, friends and neighbors, and celebrate our daily achievements at work. Marple Newtown Patch asked around town to hear your ideas on who should be most honored this Labor Day.
They are, afterall, the reason we began celebrating the national holiday. From carpenters to painters, electricians to communication employees, labor unions are what help keep daily life moving in Marple Newtown, in Delaware County, and in all of the country.
They are the courageous men and women who will stop at nothing to ensure our safety from criminals and danger, and respond in emergency situations like fires and health emergencies. The volunteer fire and ambulance companies in the greater Marple Newtown Patch area are in dire need of more help, so stop by your local station to find out how you can volunteer.
Council Members/Political Leaders
They are the decision makers and the voice of the people. Delaware County Council, our Senators and Congressmen and women, and other political leaders have an impact on our lives each and every day. They face tough decisions, the occasional scrutiny, and are consistently striving to make living in and visiting Media the most pleasurable experience as possible.
Business Leaders and Owners
Marple Newtown business leaders, including the members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, are the backbone of our economy. They help educate business owners, and are constantly hosting events that help business owners network and become more successful.
In a shaky economy, charity donations and volunteerism has been down a bit, and people must work several jobs. Many still make the time to volunteer for a worthy cause, even if it’s for a few hours a week. Organizations like the American Red Cross, Delco SPCA and Animal Rescue Foundation, the Delaware County Literacy Council and senior citizen centers count on volunteers to keep up with daily operation.
For more than three decades, the Community Action Agency of Delaware County has served people in need of financial assistance. The non-profit organization provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals or families. They give aid for rent or utility bills. In addition, they help people out of crisis situations, provide work readiness training, basic educational sills, life skills and childcare services.