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Community

District teens plant, paint, clean up

Freshmen at Oregon High School were involved in a variety of community service projects April 23.

“Community service is an important part of becoming a lifelong learner,” Danyel Larsen, an OHS teacher involved in organizing the activities, said.

The students helped with a canned food drive in Oregon and Mount Morris, painted at St. Mary Community Center in Oregon, gave presentations about high school to students in the eighth grade, assisted at Oregon Public Library, and participated in activities at Oregon Healthcare Center, Rock River Center, and Village of Progress in Oregon and Pinecrest in Mount Morris.

Afternoon events focused on projects around the schools. Exelon supplied money and volunteers to help the students, as well as box lunches from Subway. Tools were donated by Oregon Park District, Oregon Street Department staff, and school district employees.

Workers cleaned up flower beds and spread mulch at the high school. They also planted bushes and spread mulch at the elementary school entrance, and spread mulch at the two elementary school playgrounds.

District schools are David L. Rahn Junior High School in Mount Morris and Oregon High School and Oregon Elementary School.

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