Erie Middle School Holds Service Day (photos)

A group of 6th grade Erie Middle School boys from Mrs. Achs class, celebrate their accomplishment during Service Day.
Yards were raked, the Annex was emptied, and students found out what community service is all about.
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Amy Achs, AP Erie Correspondent

Students from Erie Middle School went out into the community to give back on Tuesday as part of a community service day. Students had a morning of classes and then worked for the afternoon in various tasks.

The service project day started with an assembly with guests Whitney Misfeldt representing Modern Woodmen of America and Katelin Bridgman representing the Village of Erie and Revitalize Erie. Bridgman worked to coordinate the community projects with Misfeldt donating about 35 rakes and pairs of gloves as sponsor of the event. Misfeldt also sponsored the spring clean up earlier this year donating over $1,000 towards service projects for Erie residents.

Some students went to about a dozen yards helping with fall clean-up, others helped Revitalize Erie prepare for the Hometown Holiday celebrations.

Eighth graders helped clean out decades of stored and forgotten items in the District Annex Building to prepare for the new building projects, and four groups helped Kimberly Teats-Garrison’s yearly Christmas give-away through her organization, Together We Care, Together We Share, by making ornaments and cards.

Students worked hard and then headed back to the school for a cookie and hot chocolate. There are plans to have another service day in the spring.

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