Last Saturday, 30 Friends School of Minnesota students, teachers, alumni, and parents spent the morning raking leaves to help senior citizens in our community.

The Hamline-Midway Elders organization identified neighborhood folks who needed a hand with their fall yard work. FSM volunteers gathered at the school, rakes in hand, and got to work. Two crews spent four hours tidying five yards and hauling mountains of leaves to the compost.

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Most of the middle school and alumni leaf raking crew.

 

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American Gothic, FSM alumnae style

 

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The lower school raking crew.

 

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It was a great way for alumni and middle school students to get together.

 

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Raking is fun with friends!

 

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Crews moved from yard to yard in our two little busses.

 

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Taking a break for donuts , apples, and hot cider at school.

 

This service project was a great opportunity to show our school’s values and build connections right here in our own neighborhood. It was gratifying to see students of all ages – from 2nd grade to high school – working together. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and we look forward to future service days.

Thank you to everyone!

Steve Moe, Middle School Science Teacher