This past Sunday, the entire student body divided into groups to volunteer for four hours on various community projects. “We do a community service day to let our students experience the joy and satisfaction of serving others,” explained Chaplain Wendy Eickmann. “We also aim to positively impact our community.”

A few groups stayed on the Campion campus and helped out with the building project at Campion Church, cleaned-up at HMS Elementary School, prepared the fields for winter in the agriculture department, and worked on various other projects in grounds and the cafeteria. Other groups dispersed to do yard work and clean-up at several community members homes who needed some extra help, as well as at the Estes Park Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Lon Hagler Reservoir. Two groups picked up trash along the five-mile section of highway 60 where Campion has been part of the Adopt-a-Highway program and on the trails at Lon Hagler Reservoir.

“We picked up around seven big bags of trash that we found around the lake and the trails,” commented Lindsey Smith. “It felt good that we did it even though it was hot and tiring.”

Jill Harlow; photos supplied