Bitter wind chills and freezing temperatures didn't stop faculty and students from getting into the community spirit on our 10th Annual MLK Day of Service. Middle school students went out into the local community and also did service on campus. Despite being the coldest day of the winter with wind chills below zero, we still managed to get to over thirty different locations including the Pomfret Audubon Society and Pomfret Fire Department, the Brookside Rehab and Nursing Center, Brookdale, Covenant Soup Kitchen, Hale YMCA, Crossfit Aspinock, Pomfret School, Most Holy Trinity Church, Christ Church and on-campus students moved archival materials, created a wall mural in the art barn, made cupcakes, painted the floor in the woodshop and more.
Students in the elementary school emulated Dr. King's example by helping Rectory, our community, and our world with three service projects: creating a piece of art to share with the Rectory community; making knot blankets for TEEG (Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group); and selling Snack Mix to benefit both the Temple Grandin / Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund and the Pomfret Power Packs Project.
Thanks to the Rectory Parents' Association (RPA), in addition to the service activities students in Grades 5-9 were treated to an afternoon with Ms. Reyna Grande. (read about her visit in the separate post)
Well done to everyone who helped out on January 21. This is a great tradition of community service.