The Kings High School Senior Day of Service was revitalized this year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9-11.
On Thursday, September 9, sixteen energetic young men hopped off the school bus ready to volunteer at the Miamiville Trailhead. Board member and Section Leader Bruce Cortright briefed the students about FLMSP, the ongoing need for maintenance, and etiquette while working on the trail--and then the fun began!
Project 1: clear away piles of limbs and logs from low-hanging branches previously cut down by FLMSP volunteers. Project 2: Stain the bike racks, wooden bench, kiosk and fencing around the port-a-let. Project 3: Paint two sides of the bridge over the Little Miami River. Mission accomplished in a record three hours using 2 gallons of stain, 12 gallons of fence paint, 15 brushes and about 6 rollers.
Around noon the group walked to the Miamiville Trailyard for lunch. They were greeted by Randy, the manager, and escorted to an air-conditioned area upstairs to enjoy their packed lunches. The Miamiville Trailyard treated the young men to their choice of soda, and provided lunch to the adult volunteers. The group was also treated to packages of Airheads provided by Perfetti Van Melle.
Thank you, Kings High School, for selecting us as a recipient of your Senior Day of Service. It was a fun and productive day!
by Becky Retzer