The weekend before classes started, the Centre College Class of 2021 had a chance to get to know their community, and each other, better by participating in the annual Service Plunge.
“The Fall Service Plunge is an event for first-year students that is committed to spreading social awareness and to compel action in their new community,” says Mary Andrews ’18, president of the service group Centre Action Reaches Everyone (C.A.R.E.). “Students are actively educated at specific locations around Danville, including Camp Horsin’ Around, The Humane Society, The Salvation Army Store and many others.
“First-year students and their orientation leaders helped organizations with needed maintenance work such as pulling weeds, planting trees, organizing files and sorting donated clothes,” Andrews continues. “It’s a great opportunity for the new students to connect with the community and hopefully begin outreach that will occur throughout their four years at Centre.”
Organizers of the Service Plunge try to provide sites and projects that cover a variety of interests. Additional service sites included the Great American Dollhouse Museum, Clark’s Run waterway, Grace Cafe pay-what-you-can community restaurant, the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Sunrise Children’s Services and Morning Pointe senior living community.
by Cindy Long
August 31, 2017