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Elected office is just one way to volunteer for your community

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To The Daily Sun,

At this time I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to those folks in Plymouth who expressed their confidence in me and voted for me for selectman on March 11. Although I was unsuccessful in my efforts to serve the people of Plymouth for the next three years as selectman, I consider the opportunity to run for this local office as an honor and a privilege. Fortunately, my service to my community in other areas will continue unabated.

I do offer my sincere congratulations to Michael Conklin on his re-election, and Armand Girouard on his election for the two open seats, and I extend to them both my best wishes as they commence their service for the next three years to the people of Plymouth on the Board of Selectmen.

On a related note, I believe that it is important for everyone to know, that there are many other ways that one can enjoy the benefits of being of service to their community. In addition to public/elective office, there are many opportunities to serve your neighbors on volunteer boards, in youth sports and school activities, as well as on non-profit boards, and local civic organizations. To those of you folks who already so serve, you have my greatest of thanks. For the rest of you who can and are able, please consider getting involved for the good of all concerned.
May God bless America and our great State of New Hampshire.

Omer C. Ahern Jr.