NEW FRANKLIN You know you’re doing something right when you volunteer and are asked to come back again to help.
That’s what happened to 109 Manchester High School 2017 seniors who participated in the second annual senior class Community Service Day.
Last year, the Manchester High School 2016 senior class launched the idea of volunteering and giving back to the community. City of New Franklin Mayor Al Bollas approached local churches and city departments to ask what projects needed completed.
The work completed last year was so much appreciated, according to Manchester high School senior class advisor Michael Ankrom, that the same groups requested help with projects this year.
This year, the service day was held on May 18, and between 12 and 20 students reported to each of eight locations: Manchester Christian Church, Manchester Methodist Church and Grace Bible Church for yard work and painting projects. The churches provided the supplies and the students provided the labor, Ankrom said. They also completed the same types of jobs at New Franklin City Hall, the city police and fire station; Lockhart Field and Manchester Cemetery.
And all of the students completed all of the projects between 9 to 11:30 a.m. The students wore T-shirts denoting the service day and the Manchester High School Senior Parent group paid for lunch provided by Honeymoon Grille.