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Manchester’s newest students join community with service projects Aug. 31

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (July 19, 2004) – Members of Manchester College’s Class of 2008 will begin their college careers with a community service project.  More than 300 of the first-year students will get a personal introduction to North Manchester as they “pitch in” on projects ranging from washing windows to debris cleanup to childcare to landscaping on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Local churches, organizations and individuals are invited to share in this valuable service learning experience for Manchester College students by registering their projects. The labor is free.

“We try to focus orientation on our mission statement that emphasizes faith, learning and service,” said Larissa James, orientation assistant for the liberal arts college’s Student Activities. “To cover all three of these goals, we have a service project in North Manchester.”

Timbercrest and Peabody retirement communities, the Town Life Center, the Thrift Shop, Food Pantry, local churches and individuals in need have benefited from Service Day.

Organizations, churches and individuals who would like assistance – and an opportunity to meet some of the new members of the North Manchester community – are invited to register their “job.” Students have painted, cleaned, sorted, cared for children and performed lots of other tasks. If you have a volunteer opportunity for a group, or even a few students, contact Larissa James at 982-5029 or

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