‘Dirty Jobs Sunday’ set at FCC

WILMINGTON — “It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it” is a phrase with roots that go back at least to the mid 20th century, according to online sources.

A “Dirty Jobs Sunday” will be held 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Columbus Street in Wilmington. In recent years, the church has recognized and thanked various professions in the community, including health care workers, farmers and other ag workers, educators and civic leaders.

During Monday’s session of Clinton County commissioners, they indicated they will go along with a joint proclamation with the City of Wilmington to designate Sept. 25 as Dirty Jobs Recognition Sunday.

The First Christian Church (FCC) has set aside the morning worship service to honor and extend gratitude to those in the community who work faithfully at “dirty jobs” that sometimes are taken for granted, stated a letter from the FCC pastor, the Rev. Dr. Tom Stephenson.

Among those workers to be honored are road workers, water department and sewer employees, and workers in landfills, trash and recycling, natural resources, utilities, vehicle and equipment maintenance, plumbers, carpenters and heavy equipment operators.