The Putnam Herald

HURRICANE - A relatively new club at Hurricane High School, the Leo Club is jumping into community service in a big way.

Affiliated with Lions Club International, and a local affiliate of the Scott Teays Lions Club, the HHS Leo Club volunteerred at the City of Hurricane Water Festival on Thursday, May 30 at City Park, and then helped pack food boxes for Backpack Buddies at Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, June 1.

At the Water Festival, geared for fifth-grade students in Putnam County, volunteers from various parts of the community and state agencies teach the students about the water cycle, water safety, water quality and more. The Leos acted as guides to lead groups from station to station, helped teach the students songs and facts about water, helped serve lunch, as well as any other task that needed completed.

"Perhaps it was fitting for the Water Festival that a passing storm caused a brief downpour; however, the students and volunteers still had a great day of fun and learning," Angie Turkelson said.

The students also helped packed food boxes for the Backpack Buddies program. Because of the huge turnout of volunteers, it made lighter work for everyone.

"Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene did much (most) of the heavy lifting. Hurricane High School salutes this hard work," said Frances Tolley.

The Leo Club is led by teacher sponsor Jill Sergent with assistance from other teacher and parent volunteers.

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