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Day of Caring boosts community morale

by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter

May 22, 2019
BERLIN — On May 17, in Berlin, hundreds of volunteers could be seen about town planting flowers and doing other landscaping projects in hopes to beautify the city. Some volunteers did clean up as well.

This is an annual event that seeks to boost community morale as well as give residents a sense of pride in their home city. Despite the bad weather, volunteers were able to complete several projects that took place around town in parks, school grounds and on the ball fields. Weeds were pulled along sidewalks, mulch was laid in several places and daffodils were planted. Sidewalks were swept, rubbish was picked up and leaves were raked. The bonus, is that the student volunteers along with the adults were able to spend an entire day doing hard labor with laughter and smiles, making for a memorable day. Many thank you's went around, and many hands were shook to close the day.

Administrators from the Berlin High School could not be more proud of the work and effort their students put in to this project.

In a statement, they said, "It just shows the work ethic and character of our kids." While the older students were out beautifying the town, some stayed behind to give the up and coming middle schoolers a tour of the 'big' school.

During the event, the Androscoggin Valley Fish and Game Association raised money for the Kids' Fishing Derby.

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