Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Students volunteer in Winona on Make a Difference Day

By Kelsey Hulbert
Copy Editor

Students rake leaves on National Make a Difference Day.
Photo by Courtney Euerle

Over 150 students from Saint Mary’s University took part in Make a Difference Day to rake leaves, paint, wash windows and beautify the Winona community on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Students helped out at over 30 sites including the Winona Visitor’s Center, the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, various homes of Winona residents and the first ever visit to Herbal Turtle Farms – an organic farm that specializes in various gourmet mushrooms.

Make a Difference Day is part of an overall SMU effort to engage students with the city of Winona so they understand how to be a good citizen and neighbor.

“Make a Difference Day is a great way to get outside your bubble and enjoy the nice fall weather, meet new people and put forth a good name for SMU,” said Lucas Sansovich, SMU junior.

Make a Difference Day is recognized as a national celebration of neighbors helping each other. The annual event was created by USA Weekend and takes place the fourth Saturday in October.

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