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updated: 9/29/2017 5:42 PM

Fox Lake students give back through Day or Service

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  • Stanton Middle School students Maddie Watts and Marisa Rosario help clean up debris Friday at the Fox Lake Community Garden. Students from Stanton and Lotus schools were participating in the third annual District 114 Day of Service event.

      Stanton Middle School students Maddie Watts and Marisa Rosario help clean up debris Friday at the Fox Lake Community Garden. Students from Stanton and Lotus schools were participating in the third annual District 114 Day of Service event.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Stanton Middle School students, from left, Mia Robinson, Ariana Serlick and William MacMillan spread dirt in an ADA-accessible gardening box Friday at the Fox Lake's Community Garden for their Day of Service project.

      Stanton Middle School students, from left, Mia Robinson, Ariana Serlick and William MacMillan spread dirt in an ADA-accessible gardening box Friday at the Fox Lake's Community Garden for their Day of Service project.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
 

About 900 students and 200 adults participated Friday in Fox Lake Elementary School District 114's third annual Day of Service.

Fifteen projects were completed around Fox Lake by Stanton Middle School students. Lotus School students stayed at the Grass Lake Road campus to work on five projects.

Students cleaned up the Community Garden, planted flower bulbs, painted garbage cans, served at Feed My Starving Children, made blankets for Project Linus and made superhero capes for sick children.

District 114 Superintendent Heather Friziellie said the program is an all-district effort showing the power of teamwork.

"We are so proud of the Day of Service," she said. "It's an amazing opportunity for our students to learn the power of community service. We also generated, through donations and sponsors, over $30,000 that will come right back to our schools."

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