Lyon College will hold its annual Service Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, where volunteers will go to several locations in the community to provide service where needed. Lyon values its relationship with the larger Batesville community, and Service Day is a way for the Lyon community to gather together and give back to Batesville for all of its support of the College.
Lyon volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the steps of Brown Chapel to give thanks for the community of Batesville and receive a blessing. There will be coffee, scones, and a moment of fellowship before volunteers begin their work.
After giving thanks for the connection to the larger Batesville community, Lyon volunteers will gather work supplies and head out to their work sites. These work sites include: Downtown Main Street, where volunteers will clean up flower beds, store fronts, sidewalks, and more; local churches, where volunteers will help clean up the grounds of First Baptist Church and paint Grammer House at First United Methodist; elementary schools, where volunteers will clean up and assist in various projects at Eagle Mountain and Sulphur Rock; and the Humane Society, where volunteers will clean and take care of office needs and animal care.
Lyon community members serving this weekend will include faculty, staff, various student groups, Greek life, and sports teams.
The volunteers will conclude the day with a community meal back on campus at the Grassy Knoll.
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