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Children Benefit from Weevil Serve Day

Linna Jones
Art and Entertainment Editor

Photo by Eric Bell
Taking a Breather - Senior Manda Leftwich (center), Amanda West (left) and sophomore Collean Carr (right) take a rest after finishing a job. The students volunteered on Weevil Serve Day at the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home.

   Twenty-one University of Arkansas at Monticello students volunteered to help at the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

   The Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Social Worker Club, Ambassadors and football players worked painting, mowing, raking, cleaning gutters and the roof, trimming the shrubs and other work around the home. Afterwards, the children received an invitation to go tailgating, walk with the football team in the Walk of Champions and run onto the field at the beginning of the game.

    Eleven-year-old Ti Sapp said she enjoyed the day and looked forward to the game.

    “I hope we win the game, and today has been a great day,” Sapp said.

    Weevil Serve Day began last spring during REZ Week, short for resurrection week, as a way to give back to the community. Students from several organizations volunteered to help at the home and worked on collecting community service hours last year.

    Senior Michael Gilbert said volunteering was a good experience for students and children and helps the community.

    “It’s a good experience for us, students and kids to work together and model our life after Christ to be a servant the way he served us,” Gilbert said.

   Weevil Serve Day will be back for REZ Week and will be held at the Presbyterian Children’s home on the day of the last game.


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