Pine River-Backus, Pequot Lakes students clean up their communities
Both school districts host annual event where students volunteer to improve their communities
PINE RIVER — Pine River-Backus students worked hard at 26 locations throughout the Pine River, Backus and surrounding community raking leaves, picking up garbage, washing equipment and more at the annual Tiger Pride Service Day on Friday, May 6.
The annual event is designed to facilitate student participation with the community.
Similarly, the Pequot Lakes School District had its annual Day of Caring on Wednesday, May 4, where students helped clean up area communities.
It's a way to give back to the communities that support the schools year-round.
Furthermore, some students might be able to reference their volunteer work for scholarships or job applications.
Pequot Lakes students handled a wide variety of chores at local parks, cemeteries and homes in an event to improve Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point and the surrounding area.
Travis Grimler is a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper in Pequot Lakes/Pine River. He may be reached at 218-855-5853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.