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Belmont Serves Day of community service set for October 8

Posted by Evan Allen  September 27, 2012 09:07 AM

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Belmont Serves is back. The third annual day of community service has been scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, at St. Joseph Parish Hall on the corner of Common Street and School Street. Belmont Serves lasts until 1 p.m.

Belmont Serves is organized by the Belmont Religious Council and endorsed by the Board of Selectmen, School Department and other community organizations, according to the Belmont Religious Council website.

Volunteers will pick a project at the beginning of the day and then work to complete it together. There are a wide range of projects available that will work for young and old volunteers alike.

There will be door-to-door collection for the Belmont Food Pantry, which, last year, collected more than 1,400 bags of groceries. There will be a clothing drive for “gently used” children’s winter coats and snowsuits. There will be projects to help maintain Belmont’s conservation lands, improve school grounds and neighborhood playgrounds, some gardening projects, car-making for overseas service members, and fence-painting in a town field. Any handy-men and women can sign up to help out senior citizens.

Middle and high school students can earn community service hours.

Light breakfast will be served, and at the end of the day, there will be pizza and ice cream to celebrate.

You can register and select your preferred project here.

Event details can be found here.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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