MCLA Seeks Community Volunteers for Day of Service


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), along with the City of North Adams and community organizations, will hold a Fall Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual Fall Day of Service is an MCLA and City of North Adams partnership that brings the campus and community together for a day of service. Students and residents roll up their sleeves and work together in one of two projects.

In the first project, MCLA students and community members will plant several hundred flower bulbs on the College campus in partnership with the College's facilities department. For the second project, other volunteers will beautify and maintain a section of the historical Hillside Cemetery.

"Sections of the cemetery have not been maintained," said Spencer Moser, coordinator of MCLA's Center for Service and Citizenship. "Headstones have fallen over and there's a lot of brush and vegetation that needs to be clipped, pruned and cleared. The City is thrilled that we, on this Day of Service, can come with students and start to remove all the overgrowth and brush in this part of the cemetery."

All those interested in participating are welcome. Transportation to the cemetery will be provided. All participants should meet in the parking lot behind the Freel Library, on Blackinton Street at 9:45 p.m.

A free pizza lunch will be provided. Participants should bring work gloves.

The Fall Day of Service, which started three years ago, joins two other annual service events between the City and MCLA - the Community Day of Service in the spring and the MLK Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day.

To sign up or for more information, contact Moser at 413-662-5251 or at .