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Christian school students roll up sleeves for Serve-A-Thon

BROOKSVILLE — When Hernando Christian Academy students dive into their annual Serve-A-Thon, they get out into the community raking, cleaning, fixing, sorting, whatever needs to be done.

This year's day of service is Wednesday and students, from prekindergarteners to young adults, will be engaged in all kinds of giving activities.

"We are teaching our students to care about the people in their community and to be leaders through servant leadership," said school representative Vicki McGahee.

Preschoolers will collect school supplies for Haiti and will pick up trash and paper. Canned goods that kindergarteners through fifth-graders collected will be transported to and organized at Jericho Road Ministries' Food Bank.

First-graders will clean Ernie Weaver Park. Second-graders will rake at Ridge Manor. Third-graders will rake, mulch and weed at Lake Townsend Recreation Center.

Fourth-graders are set to clean and mulch at Deltona Park. Middle school and fifth-grade boys plan a trip to do yard work at Lake Lindsey Cemetery, helping the caretaker rake, bag and clear fallen limbs and debris from around the tombstones. Middle school and fifth-grade girls will weed and clean windows at Wesleyan Village and at A New Generation II.

High school boys will work as needed at the ARC Nature Coast doing small repairs and raking/cleanup, at the Coast Guard Auxiliary (painting and yard work) and at the Boys and Girls Club (maintenance, pressure-washing, mulching).

The high school girls will spend their time helping at the Dawn Center and Jericho Road center. The girls will spend time with the preschool children who are staying at the Dawn Center.

Students going to the Jericho Road Thrift Store will be sorting, shelving, dusting and organizing.

Christian school students roll up sleeves for Serve-A-Thon 04/14/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 3:38pm]
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