Three cheers for the Etowah County RSVP!


By Vicki Scott

Tax season is upon us, and I do not like it.

My husband Alan and I are still looking for things to put with our tax pile to get as many deductions as possible. I think we experienced a Come-to-Jesus moment a few times. I am not exactly sure what that means but it sounds appropriate. We could not find all the papers we needed, and I‘m pretty certain that Alan thinks it was all my fault. The only thing keeping me halfway sane is the excitement getting our taxes done Glencoe, where we lived for several years.

Every year, the Etowah County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe to offer free tax services. The RSVP volunteers have spoiled us, as we travel to Glencoe every year to for the excellent job they do for us and others in the community. This program is a huge asset to the senior community and others who need tax assistance.

There are several tax services local to us in Dadeville, but we want to visit our Glencoe people and see everyone and get caught up on all the events. On Fridays, I used to enjoy gospel singing at George Wallace Senior Center. The seniors did not seem to mind hearing me sing. The music director at our church has tried to get me to sing, but I have never been as comfortable singing as I was with the seniors in Glencoe.

The line dancing in Dadeville is not the same, either. We went from once a month to twice a month back to once a month. I feel sometimes like giving up on this endeavor, but Alan won’t allow me, as he knows I love line dancing. I did read somewhere that Rome was not built in a day.

I am looking forward to what can happen if I continue to work hard for the benefit of our seniors in Dadeville. I must be patient and build up to that level. My Dadeville seniors are such a blessing, and I want them to have all the things that the seniors in Glencoe have.

On a positive note, our senior exercise class seems to be prospering. God has really blessed our program in many ways. I finally designed a shirt for our group, The Hummingbirds. It’s been something I’ve been working on since exercise started about a year and a half ago. It’s a difficult task to transfer a drawing from my head to paper, but by the grace of God, it finally happened!

One Friday in the near future, we plan to visit Glencoe to see the possible future of our Dadeville seniors. That, and get our taxes done. Take care, my Glencoe people. I look forward to seeing y’all soon!

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