This archived article was written by: Dave Adams
The SUN Center kicked off the fall semester on Wednesday September 28, with their opening social. Volunteers took the streets of Price City and surrounding areas and put their skills to work. Areas that were worked on were the Family Support and Children’s Justice Center, Active Re-entry center, Head Start and the Boys and Girls Club of Price. The purpose of the activity was to inspire and show students the importance of service in the community and also educate them on what is out there and what they can help with.
Elcio Dutra, a student at USU Eastern says, “Our project was to paint planks of wood for picnic tables up in the woods, now I want to go use them.” Another project took students all over town giving a facelift to our city’s fire hydrants by repainting them.
The USU Eastern Volleyball team volunteered to move gravel at the Active Re-entry.
Danee Merell, a student on the volleyball team at USU Eastern said, “Volunteering as a team was a good bonding experience for all of us.”
“I liked seeing the smile that we brought to the face of the director of the Head Start program, when she saw all the weeds that we had pulled,” said Aubry Jones, a student at USU Eastern.
The SUN Center also volunteered at A Family Night Out on the following Thursday. Students tended children while parents went through training for over an hour.
October will be a busy month for the SUN Center. Kathy Murray, the SUN Center advisor, is asking for more volunteers to help out with more important projects to help the community.
On October 24, the SUN center will be hosting their annual Hunger Banquet. They are asking participants to bring either a can of food or 50 cents to participate. Then again, on the 31 of this month, is the Trick or Treat for food. Students who want to participate in this can wear a costume and go door to door for food. All of the food collected for these two events will go to the local food bank.