Students render special serviceA small group of special-needs students and teachers gathered recently to help clean up the town of River Falls’ South Valley Park.
A small group of special-needs students and teachers gathered recently to help clean up the town of River Falls’ South Valley Park.
Teacher CeCe Gillis says the group is always looking for community-based projects it can do. The service projects not only teach students a sense of community but also show them that many kinds of work can benefit others and isn’t always done for pay.
Gillis said for example, the students helped with the Lions Club-sponsored Easter egg hunt, town hall cleaning and parks projects; the group usually gets requests for such assignments by word of mouth.
Pictured left to right in front of the sign are: Jesse Peterson, Christen Brace, Keegan Jilek, Colin Johnson and Mike Fugate; behind the sign are Dan Randall and Brian Copp of the RF town Parks Committee. Not pictured but involved in this effort are CeCe Gillis and volunteers Maria McLain and Penny Anderson.