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Posted on Oct 25, 2018

October 27 is Make a Difference Day in Quincy

Quincy’s very first community-wide Make a Difference Day will take place on Oct. 27. Mayor Paul Worley has officially declared Oct. 27 as the city’s Make a Difference Day.
Bonnie Kniveton has been busy organizing and inspiring residents to look for ways to be helpful to one another. It has paid off: Many groups have emerged.
So far these groups are either already making a difference or getting ready for it:
The Hat Group – making hats to give to children. Contact Lynette Meek.
Youth Action Interact – cleanup at Monument Hill. Contact Adriana Medina.
Veteran History Project – Daniel Chism is interviewing veterans for the Library of Congress and Quincy Museum. Contact Daniel Chism.
Freedom Packages – care packages for soldiers. Contact Nicole O’Shea.
Days for Girls – feminine hygiene products for girls in developing countries. Contact Mandy Ottley.
Bonfire for veterans. Contact Daniel Chism.
Children painting rocks at the library. Contact Dottie VanBaugh.
Quincy Community Health Center – indoor picnic lunch for the veterans on their staff. Also collecting Freedom Packages. Contact Mary Jo Ybarra Vega.
Helping in the Habitat for Humanity sorting room. Contact Chelsea Putnam.
Anyone can start a group of their own to help out – either for a day or all year long. And there is no need to wait until Oct. 27 to make a difference in the community. On Sunday, Oct. 7, Mike Wallace with his two sons, Paden and Brody, hauled away yard waste for a lady who needed the help.
Overall coordinator Bonnie Kniveton can be reached at 509-787-3912 or

By Jaana Hatton, For the Post-Register