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Courtney Peters, Jennifer Geibel and Jenny Robinson box up barbecue chicken dinners during a Day of Caring event at Beaudry Park Wednesday.

Good vibrations at Day of Caring

By KATIE KEYSER
Living and Leisure Editor

McGraw High senior Skylar White knows full well what it’s like to help someone else.
“I regularly volunteer for student council, do dinners for the elderly, help with the Empty Bowls fundraiser. I have done this before,” she said of the United Way Day of Caring.
On Wednesday, she and 25 other McGraw High School students spread out in their village, doing projects for non-profits, churches and town offices.
White’s group of five spent the morning filling in potholes at the village office and washing windows on the building.
“I feel good helping people. It gives you a warm feeling,” said White, who is considering a career in social work. “Helping with the church and the pantry, it makes you appreciate what you have and not take things for granted.”
“It is awesome,” said Lori Aiken, village clerk. “We appreciate them coming once a year, they do great work.”

 

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