Fayette, Surrounding Community To Benefit From Service Day

As stated in its mission, Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility.

Sometimes, this calls for rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.

Sponsored by CMU’s Center for Faith and Service, Service Day will take place on Thursday, April 5. The annual event encourages volunteers to donate time and effort in support of a variety of causes, with undertakings including everything from highway clean-up to raking leaves, and painting to various charity work.

“Last year, we had over 830 participants, and hopefully this year we have even more involvement,” said Cassandra Nappier, CMU coordinator for civic engagement.

Volunteers typically include not only CMU students, but also faculty and staff, members of their families, and others.

Classes are called off on Service Day to provide individuals with the flexibility they need to take part.

Many large-group activities are planned for Fayette and surrounding areas, and sponsoring the event are local businesses including Community Auto, Commercial Trust Co., Breadeaux Pizza, Exchange Bank, Fayette License Fee Office, Endless Options, Inc., The Upper Cut and HOCO Tan, Mateu Photo and tAno’s Computer Services LLC, Peak Sport and Spine, and Frank Flaspohler, Attorney at Law.

For questions or additional information, contact Nappier at cnappier@centralmethodist.edu or 660-248-6665.

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