This year, a Kids' Service Festival with projects especially for children 8 years old and younger has been added to the annual Day of Service.
September 26, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Day of Service is a one-day service event that brings the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' staff, faculty, and students together with the people of Geneva to perform service projects in the city and surrounding areas. This year, Day of Service will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 5, and will include a Kids' Service Festival at the Barn on the Colleges campus. Day of Service is a student-initiated project that has become a symbol of the Colleges' commitment to public service.
Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. on the Hobart Quad and will include remarks by Colleges President Mark D. Gearan, who will also take part in the service projects. Participants will receive free T-shirts and leave for the service sites at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and the volunteers will return after 3 p.m. Each site will require different types of service, such as painting, downtown beautification, landscaping, building, and general neighborhood cleanup. The public is encouraged to participate. To register online, visit http://www.hws.edu/dayofservice/.
Kids' Service Festival will be held in the HWS Barn from 10:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and will feature local/campus entertainment for children, kid friendly food (lunch will be from noon until 1 p.m.), and service projects geared towards children ages 8 and under. Adults must remain with their children. Projects include making tray decorations for nursing home residents, care packages and cards for service persons stationed in Afghanistan and children in the hospital, and more.
All participants are invited to join the Day of Service Celebration at 4 p.m. at the Geneva lakefront. The celebration includes food, music by Nik and the Nice Guys, prizes and family activities. For more information contact Jenna Logue, assistant director of public service, at 781-3825.