Marietta students, employees ready to tackle Community Day projects

With about 20 projects on tap and more than 200 volunteers coming from Marietta College’s students, faculty and staff, the annual Community Service Day should be a huge success on Saturday, March 26.

Arielle Jennings, Director of Experiential Education and Service Learning said the format for Community Service Day has changed.

“This year we have 20 student leaders leading students to their service sites and in a reflection at the end of the day before returning service groups to the closing cookout,” she said. “We hope that the day will be fun and meaningful for students and the impact made on the community will be widespread.”

The day officially kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and all projects should be wrapped by 3 p.m.

Among the volunteer projects on Saturday are sorting books at Ely Chapman Education Foundation, graffiti block installation for the Mural Project, weeding and planting at the Front Street butterfly garden, trash clean up along the River Trail Bike Path and painting classrooms at the Salvation Army in Marietta.