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Service Day connects students, community

By Jamie Bowen

Get your shovels and rakes ready, because it’s time to do some service.

The Bennion Community Service Center will be holding its sixth annual Legacy of Lowell Community Service Day this Saturday, which is free and open to the public. The service day will also kick off Homecoming Week.

“It is a great start to Homecoming Week and what better way to bring people together than with a big service project?” said Erica Andersen, a senior in environmental studies.

The service day will begin at Parkview Elementary at 8 a.m., where registration begins and assignments are given out.

The volunteers will choose between eight different service projects, including land restoration and food sorting projects with the Utah Food Bank.

The service day ends at noon. Volunteers will return to Parkview Elementary to have lunch, which Café Rio will be providing. They will then watch a slide show of the morning’s activities and later have a reflection activity.

The service day is the first one of the year and everyone is invited to come.

“Bring your grandma, your family and bring your friends,” said Christy Tobolski, public relations coordinator of the Bennion Center. The center is hoping for about 800 people to show up for the day and already have a few hundred signed up from the Latter-day Saints Student Association and Greek Row. Two of the eight planned service activities are already at full capacity.

“It’s an easy way to get involved in service,” Tobolski said.

The Bennion Center is not looking for any more volunteers to help with either residential and commercial clean-up projects in conjunction with Service for Seniors or to visit refugee families with the International Rescue Committee.
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