GHS students to take part in community service

Friday, May 28, 2010
Greencastle High School students Blaine Fenwick, Kade Fauber and Nick Gilliam work on a service project.

GREENCASTLE -- The students of Greencastle High School will be doing a whole lot more than sitting in class on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, they will be dispersing throughout the community and school corporation to take part in two hours of community service.

While the student council is sponsoring the event, the entire student body and faculty will be taking part. It all started as a faculty idea, but the council has run with it in the hopes it becomes an annual day of service.

"They're hoping it will take off so it can be a yearly thing," said student council member Sarah Beams.

Activities around the community will include volunteering at Mill Pond Health Campus, the Putnam County Humane Shelter and Hope Haven, as well as working with shut-ins and cleaning Robe-Ann Park.

There will also be a car wash at Auto Zone from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Projects in the schools include reading to elementary students, landscaping, painting curbs and paw prints around the school, cleaning the courtyard and interior of the school, fixing library chairs, painting stage floors in Parker Auditorium and working on concession stands.

While the day of service is closing in, they will still accept the donation or loan of supplies from the community. Needed supplies include paint rollers and poles, paint brushes, buckets, rags, ladders, plastic to cover equipment, painter's tape, paint trays, wire brushes, brooms, cardboard, trash bags, rakes, Pledge, Windex, paper towels and paint.

Supplies can be dropped off at the GHS office. For more information, call GHS at 653-9711.

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