University of Georgia Students Spend Spring Break at Thornwell

During the week of March 13, 2011, a great group of volunteers from the University of Georgia gave up their spring break to spend time on Thornwell’s campus sprucing up the grounds and doing a bit of “spring cleaning” in several of the buildings on campus.

Each year, many University of Georgia (UGA) students take part in the UGA Alternative Spring Break program. The program’s mission is to “engage students in an affordable, week-long substance-free, experiential service learning project that encourages an understanding of pressing social issues in a significant way.”

The group of twenty undergraduate and graduate students arrived in Clinton on Saturday, March 12, and unpacked for their week-long stay at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton’s Family Life Center.

During their week of service they did all sorts of projects from setting up for a campus-wide hotdog supper, to cleaning out the drama storage building and spreading mulch across campus. The students also volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club in Greenville, SC, and at St. Lawrence Place in Columbia, SC.

“This group really worked hard,” said Thornwell Christian Educator, Finley Sutton.
“We really appreciated the help cleaning and organizing our storage areas. They look great.”

Many thanks to First Presbyterian Church, Clinton for providing the accommodations for these great volunteers. We’d also like to thank
Doug Hendricks, owner of Steamers Cafe, downtown Clinton, for providing lunch for the group.