October 19, 1999 Geneva, NY – In honor of Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan's commitment to public service, and on the occasion of his inauguration as president of the Colleges, members of the Colleges community will do simple yard work for individuals and agencies in town for whom such work would be otherwise difficult or impossible. Students, faculty members and administrators have volunteered to rake leaves from 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.
The service event is sponsored by the Colleges interfaith community, including the Newman Club, the Islamic Student Association, Canterbury Association, Hillel, and the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and is being coordinated by the HWS Public Service Office. Volunteers will meet on the steps of Smith Hall at 1 p.m., and hot cider and donuts will be served at Community Service House, on South Main St., upon the volunteers' return to campus at 3 p.m.
Organizers say that they can accommodate more sites at which to work, so community members are urged to contact Ave Bauder in the HWS Public Service Office at 781-3825, or Lesley Adams in the Chaplain's office, 781-3671, to suggest work locations.
“I'm extremely pleased that the campus community has undertaken this initiative,” said President Gearan. “It illustrates not only the Colleges' commitment to public service, but highlights the individual service orientation of so many who work and study here.”
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