That same Morgan County spirit we heard being praised during the courthouse groundbreaking ceremony two weeks ago popped up in a different place recently.
After running a story about our local food pantry's trouble keeping up with demand for food and utility assistance, the people of Morgan County jumped right in and turned the tide at the basement pantry on Bath Street.
More than $12,000 has shown up in McEAT's mailbox in little and not-so-little checks – all in just three weeks.
We think that wave of support is due, in part, to the group's quiet persistence helping local families in need for more than 20 years.
They don't hold fundraisers, or ask government to hand them money. We don't often hear them say they need help at all.
Yet McEAT has a solid base of regular contributors in churches and groups around the county, plus individual supporters here and out of state.
Despite their low profile, their volunteers show up to open the pantry every week, stock the shelves and fill food boxes for families who need a little help for a million different reasons.
Clearly, the people of Morgan County know good work when they see it, and lend a hand when it's needed. That spirit of giving is no big surprise to most of us, but it's surely worth a mention now and again.
With the way things look right now, McEAT and other groups like them will continue to need help from those who can spare a little extra.