Eighth Grade Community Service Day
by Bill Tobin 5/30/12
Wednesday was a busy day for eighth graders as they donated their talents to worthy community causes.
The annual eighth grade community service day was a busy day for these kids, their teachers and and parents too. After orienatation and assignments, the work day began for 225 eighth graders, twenty captains of high school sport teams, staff and parents.
The Senior Center gardens are now weed free, tomatoes have been planted and mulch spread around the shrubs. Note the lower right picture of a turtle that had made its home in the mulch pile. It was discovered and removed prior to spreading. Entertainment of the day.
The Senior Center also received help inside as students spruced up the bulletin board, made posters and scrubbed the kitchen.
The VFW benefited as a crew did some housekeeping in the hall prior to exterior beautification.
The old cemetery on Washington Street near Woodland was weeded and replanted with fresh colorful flowers, supervised by the Mayor.
The refurbished flower beds at Cole Court are proudly displayed by their designers and gardeners.
Medway Community Gardens were weeded and mulched too, thanks to the industrious Holliston students. The Holliston Rail Trail was designated for a trash overhaul, but pics are not available. Project Just Because in Hopkinton got some help too, inside work only.
This hard working crew was assigned to beautify the Placentino Courtyard, and they look like they are pleased with the results.
This brave gang was given the task of ridding the nearby woodlands of invasive plants.
Hot dogs and hamburgers were prepared by staff and volunteers and served to the the seniors in a tent behind the Middle School.
The lunch was served to the seniors in the tent by the students now working as wait staff.
This annual event is made possible under the leadership of parents including Ginny Murphy, Lina Arena-DeRosa, Jill Sykes, Kathy Cheever and eighth grade team leaders Dyann Rice, Jaime Cutone and Assistant Principal John Harutunian.