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Local chess teacher a quality example

It is astonishing to hear that there is still a desire to play chess in this fast-paced, always-on-the-go world, but the people of Ennis continue to amaze.
Larry Candy spends his Wednesdays and Thursdays teaching children the centuries old table game of strategy that everyone has heard of, despite very few knowing the rules. It was likely Candy’s experience learning the game in elementary school that has instigated his willingness to teach children wanting to learn the nuances of the game.
We at the Ennis Daily News are happy to hear that the lessons are catching on and some nights Candy has groups in the double digits battling on the checkered board. However, Candy said it is not just about learning chess.
According to Candy, the chess lessons provide him with an opportunity to teach the kids about volunteerism. His hope is they grow up to become community leaders like he is. Along with the chess lessons, Candy is an Ennis Noon Lions Club member and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.
This is the sort of commitment from regular people that makes Ennis such a great community. Candy wasn’t asked by city leaders to teach children chess. He wasn’t elected to be a volunteer in his city. He simply found a need in Ennis and is trying his best to fulfill that need.
We are constantly pushing for citizens to take up a cause or lend a hand to a local organization in need. We recommend you mimic Candy’s volunteerism attitude and find a spot in which your skills could best be used. Maybe it is building a house for Habitat for Humanity or making food runs for Meals-on-Wheels. Whatever that cause may be, become a volunteer and make a difference for the sake of Ennis.
With the list of demands that are out there right now, surely you can find your place as a volunteer in Ellis County.

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