While many are finding it challenging to restore normalcy to their lives, the guys in Marco's Coffee Club are finding just the opposite.
Marco's Coffee Club is a local Minot group of about 10 to 15 gentlemen in their 60s and 70s who have found the excuse to get together daily and enjoy life, and although it may seem fun and games for them, they aren't afraid to help out in the community either.
Henry Milkey, a past farmer, would always drive by the city's welcoming sign on North Hill, and notice the lack of care. So, he took matters upon himself and organized a group in which him and friends would help maintain the five locations of Minot's entrance signs to the Magic City.
Myron Hayhurst, left, and Richard Becker, center, watch as Pat Schmitt loads a lawnmower into the bed of a pickup. In the background near the sign, Henry Milkey, is spraying weeds.
"We really have a good time," said Milkey, the group's self-appointed president.
The crew, who has been together for about a number of year now, believes that helping out is a good way to get exercise and give back.
Every weekday morning, the guys meet up, grab a cup of coffee, and insist that they have "solved all the world's problems," said Milkey, "but nobody listens to us."
Taking pride in their work and efforts, the crew has not only helped their own members, but gone out in the community and helped flood victims move out of their homes during the mandatory evacuation as well.
For a way to give back to the community and help out, Marco's Coffee Club members certainly have no problem figuring out things to do in Minot. "You can always find something to do, if you wanna," said Milkey.
From taking care of lawns, to taking care of the world's troubles, Marco's Coffee Club has found something that they all love to do, and that is to simply live life.