Recently Mineral Point High School students fanned out across the community donating their time and energy to a Day of Service. Approximately 150 students and 20 teachers and adult volunteers participated in a variety of ways at 19 different sites.
Here are just a few of their accomplishments.
They cleaned up the highways – collecting over 24 bags of trash.
They beautified Shake Rag Alley.
They cleaned up the grounds at Sienna Crest and the Care Center.
They installed blue bird houses, bat houses and a bee hotel (shown below) in the Oak Savannas.
They waterproofed the bridges in the Elementary Savanna.
They worked with a wildlife biologist at the DNR property on Bennett Road.
They distributed Mineral Point Visitor Guides to area businesses.
They cleaned up the grounds at Orchard Lawn under the direction of Berty Miller who reported that the kids “worked their butts off.”
After they finished all of Berty’s assigned tasks she gave them a tour of the Gundry House.
Most of the groups walked to their destinations, however, some were shuttled by Roger Palzkill, who spent much of his day making sure the kids had the tools and equipment they needed.
This massive effort was organized by high school seniors Winndie Darrow and Jane Dickler as officers of the Key Club. The Key Club also provided water to the students throughout the day, and secured frozen custard from Culver’s, which Culver’s generously discounted for the occasion. Jane and Winndie are shown below with Craig Culver, a guest speaker at a recent Kiwanis meeting.
At the end of the day, as the students enjoyed their frozen custard, they watched a slide show of their activities provided by teacher Kristin Staver’s student yearbook staff. Most of the photos in this post were part of that slide show.
The Day of Service demonstrates that Pointer Pride is something that extends well beyond school athletics. Time and again, Mineral Point has shown how proud it is of its students. The Day of Service gives the students a chance to get out into the community, learn a little something, and take pride in their town.
We’re lucky to live in a community where the school gives back like this.
– Contributed by Lisa and Don Hay, with photos from the Mineral Point School District