Town Park Clean Up

On Thursday, October 13, PHS will be participating in a service day where teachers and students will be helping out around the community.

PE teacher Summer Hudelson and art teacher Chris Jones will be taking a group of 15 to 20 juniors to the town parks to do service work, such as cleaning up, putting down mulch, planting flowers and anything else the town needs them to do.

Hudelson hopes the students will realize how important it is for us to take care of our community.

‘‘I think students will see the amount of work that needs to be done to take care of the parks and hopefully, when they visit the parks, they will keep their trash picked up and be proud of what Paoli has to offer,” said Hudelson.

Jones thinks the kids need to understand their role in the community.

‘‘These facilities are here for everyone to use and enjoy, but it is also up to us as a community to help take care of them. Far too often we expect a cleaning or maintenance crew to ‘take care’ of our parks and public spaces. In reality, if all of us would chip in a little bit of time here and there, it would make it so much easier on everyone. And in doing so we establish a sense of pride, ownership and community among our students,’’ said Jones.

Story by Avery Owens

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