Our people: A higher calling

Clovis resident Frank Romero has been a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Clovis for 23 years. He organizes the Eagle’s annual children’s shopping spree and La Casita Elementary School reading program. Romero said children need positive encouragement.

“Our children are our future. There are enough negative influences right now,” he said.

Romero said he is driven to help needy children because someone helped him as a child.

“A nun at Our Lady of Guadalupe school got me interested in reading, she really inspired me,” he said.

Romero said he enjoys doing the children shopping spree and watching children choose presents for their family members rather than themselves.

“It’s something to see those kids,” he said.

The Eagle’s Children’s Shopping Spree will be held at 6 a.m. on Dec. 18 at Walmart in Clovis. Call 762-9664 to volunteer or donate.