Big Hearts in the Big Country

Published 02/20 2014 07:57PM

Updated 02/20 2014 11:11PM

"It makes my life really happy," says Margaret Morrow, an Abilene resident.

If you've been to the Rose Park Senior Center for lunch over the past 8 years, you know Margaret Morrow.

"When I moved down here from Michigan, I didn't know anyone. And I thought, I gotta do something," Morrow says.

She started coming just for the lunch, "Because we have delicious lunches and then I thought, I'm going to volunteer."

Morrow picks up the lunch trays and delivers each meal with a smile, "You know we don't get paid anything. This is all volunteer. But if you're sitting around with nothing to do, this is wonderful. You get to meet so many nice people and there are so many nice people here."

Even though she doesn't take a home pay check, she's rewarded in other ways Morrow adds, "I put in three hours a day volunteering and then we play games. We've got a great social life right here in Abilene at Rose Park."

It's her commitment volunteering that brings new meaning to her life.

"Because it gives you a reason to get up in the morning, to get out there and meet people, socialize, and laugh. We have so much fun. We really do. It's just wonderful," says Morrow.

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