Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, Dec. 10, 2001

Dorothy Smyth chosen WCCO 'good neighbor'

By Ryan Gueningsman

Dorothy Smyth of Lester Prairie was chosen by WCCO as a "good neighbor for the day" Nov. 30.

Smyth was nominated by a long-time friend because of her active community involvement.

The Good Neighbor program is something WCCO does to recognize people who are assets to their communities.

Smyth has been involved with many things over the years, including volunteering at the McLeod County food shelf, being on the McLeod County Historical Society board, the Buffalo Creek Theater board, as well as volunteering her time at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted.

She has really enjoyed her time at the Buffalo Creek Theater, however, she said that they have been inactive lately because everyone is so busy.

"It's so hard to get people together anymore, but that place has been such an asset to Glencoe," said Smyth.

"It's even the first place Lawrence Welk performed with his orchestra," Smyth added.

Smyth said that although she just celebrated her birthday Dec. 1, she hasn't slowed down. She's still as active as ever, and was very excited about being chosen as a "good neighbor."

"I knew nothing about it," said Smyth. "I feel flattered, really."

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