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MHS students partake in day of community service

Marion High School students had a day off from schoolwork Thursday to better the community around them.

“We have no schoolwork today, so I’m fine with it,” freshman Jessi Lewman said Thursday.

Lewman and other students said they had fun helping out around the community.

In preparation for Old Settlers’ Day, Marion students repainted curbs along the parade route, from the intersection of First and Main Sts. to the intersection of Locust and Main Sts.

The group exceeded its goal of painting the curbs from First and Main Sts. to the entrance of Central Park.

Students also fixed up a preschool playground, cleaned up the football field, set up a tent in Central Park for the Old Settlers’ Day luncheon, and assisted local residents around their homes.

FFA students painted house numbers on the curbs outside local residences. FFA supervisor Mark Meyer said more than 150 house numbers wer repainted.

Meyer said the goal was “to provide clearly visible numbers for EMS responders to quickly find a location.”

Last modified Oct. 1, 2014