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Downtown walks remind PN to express gratitude to all volunteers

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Thanks to everyone who contributes to the generosity of this community.

From Walk MS to A.D.O.P.T.’s  19th Annual Makin’ Strides for Strays Dog Walkathon, downtown Naperville was bustlin’ with activity on Sunday morning, May 6, painted with colorful t-shirts representing volunteers and participants who came out in support of their pet causes.

Varying shades of blues, greens, orange—you name it— emblazoned with messages about Multiple Sclerosis and Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment enlivened the landscape with thousands of walkers and signs from Fifth Avenue Station to the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. Many dogs were wearing orange bandanas, too.

All signs were reminders of the many dedicated volunteers in the community who plan outdoor events for many worthwhile nonprofit organizations six months of the year.

One vintage poster from the 1940s observed this weekend read, “This is America… Where a fellow can start on the home team and wind up in the big league… Where there is always room at the top for the fellow who has it on the ball. This is your America! Keep it free!”

Thanks for making a difference here and there whenever possible with time and talents. And thanks to Mother Nature for saving the thunderous downpour until the morning events were finished.

What’s more, an attitude of gratitude was present nearly all day on Sat., May 5, too.  Volunteers participated in other events inside and out. Again, this community is blessed with innovative, fun-loving citizens who create events to give residents a wide range of choices that benefit many.

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