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Doing it because "it was the right thing to do"

Joe Centers • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

It was another great Norwalk Lions Club Fourth of July Parade.

Everybody who was part of the parade -- from the Lions Club members to the participants to all of the people watching along the streets -- should be proud of this community.

But now comes the bad part. When you have all of those people, no matter how well they clean up after themselves, there will be a mess left behind.

That's where Vince and Renee Thompson and their five children stepped in. The seven got up Saturday morning and formed their own cleaning committee.

"It was actually Vince's idea," Renee said. "It was a community service thing to give back and a lesson for our kids. You don't do it because somebody is going to say thank-you -- you do it because it is the right thing to do."

Vince, Renee and their five children -- Olivia, 9, Rebecca, 8, Natalie, 6, Jasmyne, 4, and Xander, 2 -- did the right thing.

Joe Centers wrote a column about this family for Tuesday's issue of the Norwalk Reflector. So you don't miss stories such as this one, you can subscribe to the Norwalk Reflector to receive home delivery and/or the e-paper, which is a complete digital replica of each issue. For more information, call (419) 668-3771 or click HERE.

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