More than 61 million Americans volunteered last year despite the poor economy. A local group is at the Montgomery County Fair recruiting people to help President Obama's "United We Serve" initiative.
Past the carnival rides and the livestock booths you'll find the mobile health unit. It belongs to the Lion's Club and its banner reads "United We Serve", an initiative that promotes volunteerism.
Charlie Kearse, the president of the District 22 club, says the goal is to get more people involved. "So far we probably have the names, addresses and telephone numbers of about 15 people who've said yes we'd like to come out and do some volunteer work."
Kearse says the club will continue to recruit even when the initiative ends in September. "When United We Serve disappears we're still going to be doing it the next year, and the next year and the next year."
The Lions Club is also offering visitors to the Montgomery County Fair free vision and hearing screenings.
Natalie Neumann reports...