I recently found myself doing the rather unpleasant job of calling and asking people for donations. Who actually LIKES doing this kind of thing??? I'd rather wash my hair in lye and color it with magic markers one strand at a time. After making several calls this morning, I have to admit that I am finding it to be a rewarding experience--weird! Maybe I am just saying that because so far no one has said "no" to me, but I think it's more than that. I am enjoying talking to local business owners and telling them about the Claremont Chamber of Commerce's big gala event. Claremont, NH, as most of it's residents know, has a depressed economy, and has had one for quite some time. The more the Chamber can do to help support businesses, the better for all of us, especially for our Granite State College students. Not only are we volunteering to track down donations, but we are also donors, putting up a class at GSC on the auction block. It can feel good to know that you are giving back to the community that supports and appreciates you. Now if I could only get a fancy headset . . .