Solanco students serve – from Philadelphia to Rising Sun to Quarryville to Lancaster!

| November 8, 2018

Day of Service - shovelsWEBThe Solanco High School Day of Service is a phenomenal success with more than 800 students volunteering their time and effort to serve others and improve our communities.  In this large-scale and ambitious project, students visited schools, residents, businesses and charitable organizations in our region to  clean, paint, plant, sew, cook and perform other tasks to improve the lives of others.

A few of the locations that students pitched in at include the Philadelphia Art Museum, Plumpton Park Zoo, all four Solanco elementary schools, Black Rock Retreat, Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, and a domestic violence shelter in Lancaster. Some students provided the public with free technology lessons, including PC, cell phone and Tablet maintenance, downloading apps, and customizing devices to better serve user needs.

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Students also pulled up their boots and rolled up their sleeves and picked up litter, planted trees and improved and protected waterways and the environment at Muddy Run, Climbers Run Preserve, and the Octorara Watershed. (Photo: a new coat of paint for Muddy Run picnic tables courtesy of students in the Day of Service.)

Other student volunteers provided maintenance at local cemeteries, the Enola Low-Grade Rail Trail, Gnome Countryside and at SECA. Others assisted at the Community Closet, Quarryville Food Bank, and Quarryville Library, while other students prepared meals at the Quarryville Food Bank (photo), created thank-you cards for local first responders and care packages for military personnel, baked  and cleaned at the Ronald McDonald House, and made fleece blankets for pets in foster care.
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The Solanco School District, Solanco High School and students express their appreciation to the businesses, organizations and residents that provided service opportunities for students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can all be proud of the hard work and the spirit of community support demonstrated by Solanco students during the Day of Service.

 

 

 

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A special thank-you to Eschbach Bus Service that generously provided the transportation that enabled 800 Solanco students to spread out far and wide in service throughout our region.

 

 

Category: Community Happenings, Featured Stories, High School News

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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