On June 5, the staff and students of Holmes Junior High School in Mount Prospect gave back to their community.
The day of service began with a message from Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks. The mayor commended the students for their willingness to engage in community service and stressed the importance of good citizenship during morning announcements at the school.
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Following the televised announcements, Mayor Wilks, along with Holmes Principal Rob Bohanek, toured the school and dropped in several classrooms to observe students working on different projects to benefit some segment of the community.
The theme for the day was:
O: Outreach organizations
M: Military Veterans
S: Saluting Heroes --
A free community car wash was offered from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mount Prospect Fire Chief John Malcolm stopped by for a free car wash, and then stayed to assist students with washing both police and fire vehicles.
Other activities included making pencil flowers and flower containers for residents at Friendship Village and PADS shelters, reading to and making study aids for younger students at John Jay and Forest View Elementary Schools, making cards and writing letters to veterans involved in the Honor Flight, and making items to donate to veterans at Hines Hospital, as well as those on active duty in Afghanistan.
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