Ron Reyer: Community Spirit

"We have a next door neighbor that we've just met within the last year because we haven't been here that long, and he volunteers down at the Academy Theatre. His wife acts down there and he works on stage scenery. He asked me if I wanted to get out and give him a hand. I said, sure, I said I'd be willing to do that. In my early years I was a shop teacher. So we went down and the amount of time those volunteers put in, the work they put in is unbelievable. I asked the one fella. I said - How much time do you guys spend building scenery for a play? He says, so far on this play, I got 400 hours. And the guy working with him said, I also have 400 hours. So that's the kind of volunteer spirit that you see here."