Volunteers Help Open Kentucky Fed Parks

October 18, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Volunteers Help Open Kentucky Fed Parks

Dormancy can take it’s toll on any piece of property.  As reported by WPSD TV, Paducah, Ky., our federal campgrounds are no exception.

That’s why campground cleanup crews in Kentucky rushed to the sites to get ready for the campers who are coming back and they’re getting some help.

The campgrounds may have closed but the leaves kept falling as nature ran its course.

Thursday (Oct. 17) morning crews ran to campgrounds hoping to restore them to tip top shape. One of the men doing the work, will likely restore your faith in humanity too.

At a time when many need their faith in our nation restored, Barry Goddard is the man for the job. In fact he does a lot of jobs around here, but never considers it work. When he starts talking, you understand why the 69-year-old does everything free of charge.

“Put 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, I retired,” self-proclaimed patriot Barry Goddard said.

He said he didn’t want to stop serving his country.

“It’s giving back, a little bit of, to this country, for the country,” Goddard said.

From behind the wheel of his wife’s golf cart he explains why he uses what he has to do what he can.  He’s not alone.

“We do what has to be done,” Goddard said.

There are six other Army Corps of Engineer volunteers, who Goddard said basically feel the same way.

“We’re very, very blessed to have this country even as messed up as it appears to be right now,” Goddard said.




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