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Legion provides water for CityGo riders

Terry “Goose” Watkins and friends at American Legion Post 62 could see folks bogging down in blistering heat Tuesday as they waited to board CityGo buses.
An elderly woman struggling to cope with the heat at CityGo’s transfer station near Seventh and Walnut streets — just south of the post at 142 S. Seventh — caught his attention.
Watkins, the American Legion post commander, offered the woman a bottle of cold water.
“She looked thirsty,” Watkins said.
He didn’t stop there.
The Legion commander took a bucket filled with ice and bottled water to the bus stop.
The water was a welcome treat for folks waiting for the buses, standing and sitting on the hot concrete sidewalk at the bus transfer station. Volunteers from the Legion post filled the bucket four times Tuesday.
“It was mighty kind of them,” said Rena Bishop. She drives the CityGo Red route that includes Ohio Street.
“(Riders) were grabbing those waters left and right,” she said. “It was just unbelievable.”
Read more about the good deed in Thursday’s Journal.

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