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Grace Christian students take part in 20th annual service day

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 10:53 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Students in every grade from Grace Christian School took part in the school's 20th annual Serve-A-Thon on Friday.

Three projects were in partnership with Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity and helped to build a shed at Enterprise Child Development Center, put together window frames at the ReStore office for the next Habitat House and clean up at a construction site on Forest Park Lane.

"I can't tell you how grateful we are," said Candice Mullins, the director at Enterprise.

She said the shed will allow them to move the contents from two rooms being used for storage, and then use those rooms for enrichment activities.

The group of high school boys that helped said it was a fulfilling experience and appreciate the service opportunity provided at Grace Christian.

"We've always done this, so it's second nature to help people in the community," said senior Evan Salyers. "If there are opportunities to help people (while attending college), I'll find them and do it."

Dan Brokke, the administrator at Grace Christian, said students also were out doing cleanup work at Beech Fork State Park and Ritter Park, along with landscaping and building a fence at the church that houses the school in West Huntington.

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