On April 15, students from Pioneer Career and Technology Center spent the day performing community service projects for the communities they live in.
Students from the Galion City school district could be seen at various parts of town. One group helped the Galion Service Department clean up Heise and Cobey parks, as well as Amann Reservoir.
At Heise Park, fifteen students trimmed bushes, pulled weeds and raked flower beds around the Veteran’s Memorial. The Service Department provided tools and equipment for them to use. Other students picked up trash at Cobey, while another group removed fallen branches at the reservoir.
Rene Phillips, a retired English teacher and current substitute at Pioneer, supervised the Veteran’s Memorial project. “The kids did great. They worked hard all morning,” Phillips commented as they prepared for lunch.
Bill Durtschi, a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, helped as well. He is also a veteran and has a paver at the memorial. RSVP is a program offered through Family & Community Services, Inc. The local office is located at the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce and serves Crawford, Marion and Morrow counties. Call 567-393-6446 for more information.