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Academy serves community

May 22, 2006

The administration, staff and students at Broadfording Christian Academy participated again this year in the annual Serve-A-Thon event. Groups of students recently served at a variety of organizations all over Washington County, as well as in Mercersburg, Pa., and Chambersburg, Pa.

Students in kindergarten through second grade served their community by visiting and performing work for the residents at the Loyalton assisted-living facility. Third-graders weeded, mulched, and planted flowers on the church and school campuses. Fourth-graders helped the City of Hagerstown get Pangborn Park ready for spring and summer. Fifth-graders went to the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, where they sewed quilts and assembled relief kits. Sixth-graders helped Camp Tohiglo employees prepare for their summer programs.

Students in grades seven through 12 were divided into smaller groups and helped at the following organizations: The Washington County Agricultural Center, Washington County Free Library,Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center, Children's Village, Star Community Inc., The Humane Society of Washington County, Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, Cedar Ridge Ministries, The Good Samaritan Lodge, Western Maryland Hospital Center, Antietam National Battlefield, Hagerstown Community College and the Hagerstown Fairgrounds.

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BCA Serve-A-Thon Director Elizabeth Luhn said, "The Serve-A-Thon is a rewarding program for me to organize because so much gets accomplished through this program. Our students get wonderful service opportunities, as well as the chance to learn about different organizations within their community. I work with a great group of administrators, staff members and parents that chip in and provide the help that is needed to make this event successful. I also consider it a privilege to work with such a wonderful group of students who always seem eager to go out and help their community. The kids are great!"

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