Riverside seniors offer helping hands

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Members of the Riverside Class of 2010 volunteered to help throughout the community offering helping hands at city hall, the senior citizen center, the city shop, the Fire Department, assisted with the meter reading, and clean up at the Lake City ball park.

Riverside seniors volunteer on their Senior Skip Day to help throughout the community. (Town Crier photo/Yvonne Hernandez)

The event, headed up by senior Daniel McCormick, included 26 members of the senior class who gave up their "senior skip" day to help in the community.

Daniel went on a mission trip to Dallas, Texas, with other young people from Nettleton Baptist Church recently. The group helped with food and clothes for the homeless and other work helping people in need.

Daniel decided it was important to help in his hometown community and was pleased to see how many other seniors were willing to share in the community project.

The group enjoyed hot dogs and drinks for lunch at the senior center where they also volunteered. The senior students and senior citizens enjoyed visiting and sharing games.

Work included cleaning windows, picking up in the park, and many other jobs.

"I think it is great and I am very proud of the young people who gave their special time to help in the community," Lake City Mayor Billy Anderson said. "This was the first time for a senior/community project. Hopefully, it will continue."

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