HARTINGTON — Community Service Day used to be a thing of the past, but this year it was brought back to life. There were 25 people attending this event that took place in the Hartington-Newcastle Ag Shop. Since this happened on a Saturday, students gave up their chance to sleep in and get a few hours of sleep, but they were willing to come into school and put in a few well-deserved hours, which will have such an impact on so many people.
Students made tie blankets for newborn babies, which will be delivered up to the Yankton hospital maternity ward; and goodie bags for nursing home residents, which were delivered over the weekend to residents of the Park View Haven Nursing Home, Coleridge.
“My heart leaped for joy to see the residents reaction to receiving such a simple gift,” said Jayda Bernecker, FFA Vice President.
FFA members also wrote around a total of 90 letters to our service men and women who are serving our country, and did a roadside clean up that made the community look clean and welcoming to all who come and visit.
Members of both schools attended and felt like it was a successful day. They all had gracious hearts to give back to the community which has helped them all out so much.