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Day of Service Builds Community, Together

Hobart and William Smith students turned out in full force for the annual Fall Day of Service on Saturday.

More than 160 students volunteered at 14 sites throughout the greater-Geneva area, raking, weeding and cleaning areas such as the shores of Seneca Lake, public gardens and cemeteries. Indoors they assisted at St. Peter’s Church and non-profit groups such as Rural and Migrant Ministry, Family Promise and Epic Zone. Several students aided at Geneva’s “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event for children passing out treats and assisting with face painting.

Event co-leaders Robert Russell ’22 and Brynn Bushey ’22 say they were pleased to assist local community members, again. “In terms of getting back to normal, Day of Service is a great vehicle for helping us get there. The turnout was great, the students were wonderful, and it was so nice to see people gathering and working there again to help the Geneva community!” 

Russell took over the @HWSColleges Instagram to showcase a day in the life of Day of Service volunteers. Check out the Student Life Highlight on the Colleges’ Instagram to learn more.